Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Diagnostic Data Viewer for all users in Windows 11.

Microsoft uses diagnostic data to keep Windows secure and up to date, troubleshoot problems, and make product improvements as described in more detail below. Regardless of whether you choose to send Optional diagnostic data, your device will be just as secure and will operate normally. This data is transmitted to Microsoft and stored with one or more unique identifiers that can help us recognize an individual user on an individual device and understand the device's service issues and use patterns.

The Diagnostic Data Viewer app lets you review the Windows diagnostic data your device is sending to Microsoft, grouping the info into simple categories based on how it's used by Microsoft.

You must download and install the Diagnostic Data Viewer app before you can use it to review your device's diagnostic data.

Before you can use this tool for viewing Windows diagnostic data, you must turn on data viewing.

Reference:


You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on/off or enable/disable Diagnostic Data Viewer.


The Diagnostic Data Viewer app requires the Connected User Experiences and Telemetry (DiagTrack) service running.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Diagnostic Data Viewer in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Diagnostic Data Viewer using REG file
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Four: Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer using REG file


EXAMPLE: Diagnostic Data Viewer turned on and off

Diagnostic_Data_Viewer-ON.png
Diagnostic_Data_Viewer-OFF.png





Option One

Turn On or Off Diagnostic Data Viewer in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Privacy & security on the left side, and click/tap on Diagnostics & feedback on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Diagnostic_Data_Viewer_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on View diagnostic data to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Turn On or Off (default) Turn on Diagnostic Data Viewer for what you want. (see screenshots below)

Diagnostic_Data_Viewer_Settings-2.png
Diagnostic_Data_Viewer_Settings-3.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Diagnostic Data Viewer using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On Diagnostic Data Viewer

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_on_Diagnostic_Data_Viewer.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics\DiagTrack\EventTranscriptKey]
"EnableEventTranscript"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Diagnostic Data Viewer

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_off_Diagnostic_Data_Viewer.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics\DiagTrack\EventTranscriptKey]
"EnableEventTranscript"=dword:00000000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.




Option Three

Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Four to configure the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds

Diagnostic_Data_Viewer_gpedit-1.png

3 In the right pane of Data Collection and Preview Builds in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Disable diagnostic data viewer policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want.

5 Enable Diagnostic Data Viewer

This is the default setting to allow using Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below.​

Diagnostic_Data_Viewer_gpedit-2.png

6 Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer

This will override and prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Turn off Diagnostic Data Viewer using Option One or Option Two first.​

If you do not turn off Diagnostic Data Viewer first, users will still be able to view diagnostic data in the Diagnostic Data Viewer app.


B) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

C) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below.​

Diagnostic_Data_Viewer_gpedit-3.png

7 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.




Option Four

Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


 2. Enable Diagnostic Data Viewer

This is the default setting to allow using Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_Diagnostic_Data_Viewer.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection]
"DisableDiagnosticDataViewer"=-


 3. Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer

This will override and prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_Diagnostic_Data_Viewer.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics\DiagTrack\EventTranscriptKey]
"EnableEventTranscript"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection]
"DisableDiagnosticDataViewer"=dword:00000001

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3155
    Computer type
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    Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
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    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    PSU
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    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
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    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
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    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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    Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
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    Hard Drives
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It was installing DDV via PowerShell that told me the "Connected User Experience and Telemetry" service was not running.

I was following these instructions, even though I had already installed DDV from the Store.

 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3155
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
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