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    Group Policy error

    I downloaded and installed Spybot AntiBeacon. One of the settings turned off telemetry. After doing that, I got an error when running the Windows Insider update: "Your organization manages Insider Preview builds through a telemetry Group Policy setting." The ability to get new builds was "blocked."

    That one setting was the culprit, so easily rectified.

    It shows in Anti-Beacon as HKLM \Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection\AllowTe lemetry.

    The setting isn't apparently in the registry, so it is a group policy?

    What exactly is telemetry, and how does HKLM \Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection\AllowTe lemetry impact the Insider updates while (seemingly) not affecting the "regular" update process?

    Chuck Billow
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    Group Policy is just a way to add / change / remove registry entries at start up without user intervention.

    The correct Registry value is:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\DataCollection

    cheers, Paul

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    Telemetry is computer usage, reliability, and performance information. Part of the agreement when you join the Insider Program is to allow extended telemetry collection.
    Joe

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    OK, thanks guys.

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