"Consolidator" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: Consolidator
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program
Description: If the user has consented to participate in the 
  Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program, this job collects 
   and sends usage data to Microsoft.
Actions: %SystemRoot%\System32\wsqmcons.exe 
Triggers: One time at 12:00 PM on 1/2/2004 - After triggered, repeat every 19 hours indefinitely
History: 

Programe file information about "wsqmcons.exe":

File name: wsqmcons.exe
File path: C:\Windows\System32\wsqmcons.exe
File size: 360960 bytes
Last modified time: 7/25/2012 11:08:53 PM
File description: Windows SQM Consolidator
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"wsqmcons.exe" is scheduled to run.

It is recommented to unless you want Microsoft to collection your data. "\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator" as a scheduled task, unless you want Microsoft to collection your data.

 

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