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:
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)
and the the Autologger session should be set to Disabled so that it doesn’t start at the next computer restart
On Windows 7, you cannot use PowerShell and here is the “legacy” way to achieve the same thing: