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Should I remove Windows Driver Kit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,938
United States Rank #12,298
Reach 0.0214%


10.0.10240 0.33%
8.100.25984 0.33%
8.59.29757 50.00%
8.59.29702 0.33%
8.59.25584 39.33%
8.59.12618 3.67%
8.59.8400 2.67%
8.58.0 3.00%
6.2.8102.0 0.33%

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Windows Driver Kit

What is Windows Driver Kit?  (from Microsoft)

Download WDK 8.1 to get the tools to build, test, debug, and deploy drivers. When you have the WDK, we recommend that you install the WDK 8.1 Test Pack. It has tests for device fundamentals, graphics, imaging, mobile broadband (CDMA, GSM, and WLAN), sensors, and other utilities.


Windows Driver Kit is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 8.59.29757, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 68 files and is usually about 1011.93 KB (1,036,219 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 51% of users of Windows Driver Kit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg454513.aspx
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{9944163f-2367-4db7-ac77-b4963ca06996}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{9944163f-2367-4db7-ac77-b4963ca06996}\wdksetup.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1011.93 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Driver Kit

  • wdksetup.exe - Windows Driver Kit

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • wdksetup.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{b30a945f-0808-4e62-adc1-827f8fbd259e}' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{b30a945f-0808-4e62-adc1-827f8fbd259e}\wdksetup.exe" /burn.log.append "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\wdk\Windows Driver Kit_20140504185009.log" /burn.runonce.

How do I remove Windows Driver Kit?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Driver Kit from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Driver Kit from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Driver Kit, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Driver Kit.

Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.00%
Windows 8 31.00%
Windows Vista 3.00%
Windows XP 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.33%
Windows 7 Professional 18.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 8.1 5.67%
Windows 8 Pro 5.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.70%
  Germany 6.13%
  United Kingdom 5.29%
  France 2.79%
  Canada 2.51%
  Taiwan 2.23%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Austria 1.67%
  Israel 1.67%
  Italy 1.67%
  Japan 1.39%
  Australia 1.39%
  Brazil 1.11%
  Spain 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.00%
Hewlett-Packard 19.43%
Acer 13.14%
ASUS 11.43%
Toshiba 6.86%
Samsung 6.29%
Intel 2.86%
Lenovo 2.29%
Alienware 1.14%
Medion 1.14%
Sony 0.57%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM6850 2.73%
ASUSTeK N56VJ 2.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.73%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.73%
Dell Inspiron 5520 1.82%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 1.82%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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