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Should I remove Windows Software Development Kit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,124
United States Rank #6,113
Reach 0.1131%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.14 days
417.16 days >
Average installed length: 219.19 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.0.26624 0.06%
8.225.0 0.06%
8.100.26936 0.06%
8.100.26898 0.06%
8.100.25984 0.13%
8.59.29750 82.72%
8.59.25584 10.91%
8.59.8400 2.90%
8.37.0 3.09%

Other programs by Microsoft

Windows Software Development Kit

What is Windows Software Development Kit?

Microsoft Windows SDK, Platform SDK, and .NET Framework SDK are software development kits from Microsoft that contain header files, libraries, samples, documentation and tools required to develop applications for Microsoft Windows and .NET Framework. Windows SDKs are available free on the Microsoft Download Center, in ISO and Web-download formats.

Overview

The most common release is 8.59.29750, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named sdksetup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 88 files and is usually about 981 KB (1,004,541 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{a3717ca4-b44e-422d-8268-ee4dabb332fd}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{60D5EF2A-4E0C-2C30-38F6-59C26E134F4A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 981 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Software Development Kit

Program executable:sdksetup.exe
Name:Windows Software Development Kit
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{a3717ca4-b44e-422d-8268-ee4dabb332fd}\sdksetup.exe
MD5:62c30b0d96ca4fc6770e8541186a8709
Additional files:
  • betest.exe - BETest (BETest, Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Backup/Restore Test Tool)
  • bulkmetadatapackagingwizard.exe - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • cert2spc.exe - ECM Cert2Spc
  • computerhardwareids.exe - ComputerHardwareIds is a tool to derive the computer hardware ids from SMBIOS information.
  • convert-moftoprovider.exe - WMI V2 provider code generation tool
  • ctrpp.exe - parse/validate performance counter manifest and generate helper source files
  • d3dcsx_47.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D 11 Compute Shader Extensions)
  • d3dcsxd_47.dll
  • devicemetadatacommon.dll
  • devicemetadatawizard.exe
  • ecmangen.exe - Instrumentation manifest generation tool
  • espexe.exe - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Economical Service Provider Application
  • espui.dll - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Economical Service Provider Configuration
  • extidgen.exe - Extension ID Generator
  • filetypeverifier.exe - File Type Verifier
  • filtdump.exe - Filter dump utility
  • filtreg.exe - Filter registration dump utility
  • ftquery.exe
  • genmanifest.exe - Windows Rights Managment manifest generator
  • graphedt.exe - DirectShow (DirectShow SDK Filter Graph Editor)
  • ifilttst.exe - IFilter command line test tool
  • isxps.exe
  • isxpshlp.dll - isXPShlp
  • iviewers.dll - OLE/COM Object Interface Viewer
  • makecat.exe - Microsoft Trust Make Catalog utility
  • mbidgenerator.exe
  • mergemod.dll - Windows Installer - Unicode (MSM Merge Tool COM Server)
  • microsoft.win32.search.query.dll - Microsoft.Win32.Search.Query
  • msicert.exe - Windows Installer (MSI Database DigitalSignature table update)
  • msidb.exe - Windows® Installer Table Creator
  • msifiler.exe - Msi Database File Table Update
  • msiinfo.exe - MSI SummaryInformation Display and Update
  • msimerg.exe - MSI database merge tool
  • msimsp.exe - Windows Installer Patch generation command-line tool
  • msitran.exe - MSI database transform tool
  • muirct.exe - Muirct.exe MUI build tool
  • oleview.exe - OLE/COM Object Viewer
  • pktextract.exe - Side-By-Side Public Key Token Extractor
  • proppage.dll - DirectShow SDK Property Pages
  • ptconform.dll - PTConform DLL
  • pvk2pfx.exe - PVK/SPC to PFX file converter
  • tracefmt.exe - Format Message traces to text
  • tracelog.exe - Trace control utility
  • tracepdb.exe - Get Trace Format info from PDB
  • tracewpp.exe - WMI Tracing C/C++ preprocessor
  • virtualstoragevss.sys - Virtual Storage Bus Driver
  • vsdiagview.exe
  • vshadow.exe - VShadow (VShadow, Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Sample Requestor)
  • vssagent.exe - VssAgent (VssAgent, Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) support tool)
  • vsssampleprovider.dll - Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) Sample Hardware Provider (VSS Sample Hardware Provider. Supports extended hardware interface.)
  • vsstrace.exe - vsstrace (vsstrace, Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) trace formatting tool)
  • vstorcontrol.exe - Virtual Storage Command Line Control Tool
  • vstorinterface.dll - VstorInterface DLL
  • vswriter.exe - Vswriter (Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Test Writer)
  • wmicodegen.dll - WMI V2 provider code generation library.
  • wsdcodegen.exe
  • wsddebug_client.exe - WSDAPI Debug Client
  • wsddebug_host.exe - WSDAPI Debug Host
  • xpsanalyzer.exe - XPS Analysis Tool
  • xpsconverter.exe

How do I remove Windows Software Development Kit?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Software Development 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 Software Development 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 Software Development 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 Software Development Kit.

USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#5,124
 
REACH
~0.11%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.53%
Windows 8 37.45%
Windows Vista 1.26%
Windows XP 0.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.56%
Windows 7 Professional 14.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.21%
Windows 8.1 5.62%
Windows 8 Pro 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.94%
  Germany 19.64%
  United Kingdom 4.63%
  France 2.70%
  Canada 2.40%
  Brazil 2.11%
  Italy 1.70%
  Australia 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Austria 1.23%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Turkey 1.23%
  India 1.23%
  Switzerland 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.12%
Hewlett-Packard 22.77%
Acer 13.71%
ASUS 13.11%
GIGABYTE 12.04%
Samsung 3.46%
Medion 3.10%
Intel 2.62%
Lenovo 2.26%
Toshiba 2.03%
Apple 0.95%
MSI 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.07%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.78%
ASUS All Series 3.28%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.69%
Dell XPS 8500 2.09%
MSI MS-7681 2.09%

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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