"Uploader" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

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

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A

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

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

Name: Uploader
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program
Description: This job sends data about windows based on user 
   participation in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program
Actions: %windir%\system32\WSqmCons.exe -u
Triggers: One time.
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 one time.

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

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