Disabling the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program and the related Task Scheduler tasks that control this program can improve Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10 system performance in large desktop pools.

About this task

The following steps apply to Windows 7 and Windows 8. The steps might vary on different Windows operating systems.

Procedure

  1. In the Windows 7 or Windows 8 guest operating system, start the control panel and click Action Center > Change Action Center settings.
  2. Click Customer Experience Improvement Program settings.
  3. Select No, I don't want to participate in the program and click Save changes.
  4. Start the control panel and click Administrative Tools > Task Scheduler.
  5. In the Task Scheduler (Local) pane of the Task Scheduler dialog box, expand the Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows nodes and open the Application Experience folder.
  6. Disable the AITAgent, ProgramDataUpdater, and if available, Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser tasks.
  7. In the Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows node, open the Customer Experience Improvement Program folder.
  8. Disable the Consolidator, KernelCEIPTask, and UsbCEIP tasks.
  9. In the Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows node, open the Autochk folder.
  10. Disable the Proxy task.

What to do next

Perform other Windows optimization tasks. See Optimize Guest Operating System Performance.