Stop telemetry

Some people noticed Windows 7 computers talking to some IP addresses on port TCP:80 since the November Quality Rollup while Woody Leonhard warned mid-October that there’ll be a new telemetry being pushed to downlevel OS like Windows 7 and 8.1 .

A few days before Christmas, abbodi86 provided a less aggressive way of stopping telemetry on a computer on the PM.org mailing list:
abbodii-telemetry-v2

Here’s how to do this on Windows 10 using PowerShell

At the end in the Perfmon snap-in you shouldn’t have any active event trace sessions (right-click refresh if necessary)
autologger-diagtrack-listener-tracesession
and the the Autologger session should be set to Disabled so that it doesn’t start at the next computer restart
autologger-diagtrack-listener-provider

On Windows 7, you cannot use PowerShell and here is the “legacy” way to achieve the same thing:

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