"Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" on my Windows 7 computer?

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"\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
Description: N/A
Actions: Multiple actions
   %windir%\system32\compattel\DiagTrackRunner.exe /UploadEtlFilesOnly

Program file information about "DiagTrackRunner.exe":

File name: DiagTrackRunner.exe
File path: C:\windows\system32\compattel\DiagTrackRunner.exe
File size: 88256 bytes
Last modified time: 3/23/2016 6:40:24 PM
File description: Microsoft Windows Diagnostics Tracking Runner
File version: 10.0.10586.8 (th2_release.151109-1754)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

Program file information about "CompatTelRunner.exe":

File name: compattelrunner.exe
File path: C:\windows\system32\compattelrunner.exe
File size: 94952 bytes
Last modified time: 5/3/2017 11:34:29 AM
File description: Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry
File version: 10.0.15156.1008 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

This task is scheduled to run every day.

It is recommended to disable "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" as a scheduled task.


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