Disable Nvidia Telemetry tracking on Windows

  • 7 November 2016
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In the case of Nvidia, Telemetry gets installed alongside the driver package. While you may -- and should -- customize the installation of the Nvidia driver so that only the bits that you require are installed, there is no option to disable the Telemetry components from being installed. These do get installed even if you only install the graphics driver itself in the custom installation dialog.Full Guide

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Thanks for this information Petr! 🙂
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Thanks for the tip!  
Disabling the service is thankfully pretty easy. Here is what you need to do:
  1. Tap on the Windows-key on your keyboard, type services.msc and hit enter.
  2. Double-click on Nvidia Streamer Service in the services window.
  3. Click on the Stop button to disable it for the session.
  4. You may receive a message stating that disabling this service will also stop the NVIDIA Streamer Network Service.
  5. Click on Yes if the prompt appears.
  6. Doing so terminates the running processes, but you are not done yet.
  7. Switch the startup type from automatic to disabled.
  8. Click Apply.
There are plenty of other solutions too but I would suggest you to read more about them before deciding which one would be best for you.
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We really appreciate you sharing this with everyone, @! :cathappy: