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Windows 7: Diagnostic tracking service

27 Sep 2015   #1
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 
Diagnostic tracking service

This service got installed on my machine by one of the Windows updates. Now, anything with the word "tracking" does not look attractive to me, so I have it disabled and nothing wrong is happening.

Could anyone tell me if there is anything useful - for me - that this service does and that I'm missing by having it disabled?


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27 Sep 2015   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

It was part of the MS upgrade to W10,(see posts in ten forum regarding privacy).

However MS has now decided to deploy it to W7 & W8 machines.

Its not malware, if your happy to agree to MS's new policies.

Roy
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27 Sep 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep if you review this and some of the most recent posts you can see up to date lists to avoid
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ows-7-8-a.html

Actually M$ has been prepping win-7 for quite a while seems like close to 8 months
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27 Sep 2015   #4
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yep if you review this and some of the most recent posts you can see up to date lists to avoid
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ows-7-8-a.html

Actually M$ has been prepping win-7 for quite a while seems like close to 8 months

According to that post, the Diagnostic tracking service is installed by Windows Update 3022345, yet this update is not installed on my machine.

In any case, it does appear that disabling this service does not have any bad side effects, so my question appears to be resolved.
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12 Feb 2016   #5
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Bumping this thread because I wondered about this yesterday after finding it running among my Services, and when I do the research I realize that I NEVER INSTALLED KB3022345 ON THE MACHINES THAT ARE RUNNING IT!? So they must have bundled it with another update and after some long surfing it seems to be KB3080149 that re-asserted this.

I've Disabled it in Services, but I may yet uninstall KB3080149 or instead try

sc delete DiagTrack
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