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Force Diagnostic Data Collection in Windows 10


In this guide, we will show you how you can force your system to collect diagnostic data and what type of data to collect and share.

Step 1: Open the Local Group Policy Editor. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog on your computer. In there, type “gpedit.msc” and press the Enter key to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Navigate to the following location:

Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsData Collection and Preview Builds

Step 3: On the right-side pane, double click on the ‘Allow Telemetry’ policy to edit it.

Step 4: Now, change its value to ‘Enabled.’ Also, click on the drop-down menu under ‘Options’ and select the type of diagnostic data that you want to share — Security, Required, Enhanced, or Full.

Step 5: After the selection is done, click the “Ok” button and close the Local Group Policy Editor.

That’s it. Once you have followed these steps, your system will start collecting diagnostic data based on the settings you specified and share it.

Do note that the data is only limited to Windows operating system and the apps that come pre-installed.