Update on Windows diagnostic data collection in Europe


We are strongly committed to providing tools and resources that put our customers in control of their privacy. To that end, on May 14th, we chose to temporarily reduce the Windows diagnostic data collected on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices in European countries, specifically, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. As a result, Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness customers may have noticed data from affected devices not being updated.


After further evaluation we have now re-enabled a limited subset of the diagnostic data for Windows 7 devices, sufficient to use Upgrade Readiness. In order to resume diagnostic data collection, you must run the latest Upgrade Readiness deployment script on your Windows 7 devices.


Note: This change had no impact on Windows 10 devices or on devices outside of a European country. Additionally, data from Windows 8.1 devices still remains unavailable in European countries, as does data from Windows 7 devices needed for the Upgrade Readiness app usage and Internet Explorer site discovery features.

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Hi, is there any way to check see if diagnostics and telemetry are working correctly and nothing is blocking their connection?