Turn off Inventory Collector

This policy setting controls the state of the Inventory Collector. The Inventory Collector inventories applications files devices and drivers on the system and sends the information to Microsoft. This information is used to help diagnose compatibility problems. If you enable this policy setting the Inventory Collector will be turned off and data will not be sent to Microsoft. Collection of installation data through the Program Compatibility Assistant is also disabled. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the Inventory Collector will be turned on. Note: This policy setting has no effect if the Customer Experience Improvement Program is turned off. The Inventory Collector will be off.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> AppCompat # DisableInventory

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Application Compatibility


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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