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

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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.

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Select No, I don't want to participate in the program and click Save changes.

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Start the control panel and click Administrative Tools > Task Scheduler.

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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.

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Disable the AITAgent, ProgramDataUpdater, and if available, Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser tasks.

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In the Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows node, open the Customer Experience Improvement Program folder.

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Disable the Consolidator, KernelCEIPTask, and UsbCEIP tasks.

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In the Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows node, open the Autochk folder.

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Disable the Proxy task.

Perform other Windows 7 or Windows 8 optimization tasks. See Optimize Windows 7 and Windows 8 Guest Operating System Performance.