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Should I remove Windows Hardware Certification Kit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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8.59.29854 50.00%
8.59.29819 12.50%
8.59.29723 12.50%
8.59.29708 12.50%
8.59.29702 12.50%

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Windows Hardware Certification Kit

What is Windows Hardware Certification Kit?  (from Microsoft)

The Windows Hardware Certification Kit (HCK) features a streamlined user interface and automatic detection of features. The Windows HCK includes both the HCK Studio and the HCK Manager. The HCK Studio is focused purely on certification, and only includes functionality specific to creating and completing a certification...  Read more


Windows Hardware Certification Kit is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 8.59.29854, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1004.95 KB (1,029,066 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 64% of users of Windows Hardware Certification Kit come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh833788.aspx
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{78a419a9-7f9b-4649-b95a-3176c3f32177}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{78a419a9-7f9b-4649-b95a-3176c3f32177}\HCKSetup.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1004.95 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Hardware Certification Kit

  • HCKSetup.exe - Windows Hardware Certification Kit

How do I remove Windows Hardware Certification Kit?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Hardware Certification 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 Hardware Certification 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 Hardware Certification 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 Hardware Certification Kit.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 13%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  Canada 14.29%
  Taiwan 7.14%
  Sweden 7.14%
  Luxembourg 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KQ495AA-ABA a... 20.00%
Dell Vostro 3560 20.00%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 20.00%
LENOVO 2344C4U 20.00%
Acer Aspire 3830T 20.00%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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