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Should I remove Windows Software Development Kit for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,699
United States Rank #6,224
Reach 0.0763%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.71 days
315.91 days >
Average installed length: 165.99 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.100.26936 15.87%
8.100.26898 24.37%
8.100.26837 16.43%
8.100.26695 15.22%
8.100.26654 7.75%
8.100.26121 0.09%
8.100.25984 20.26%

Other programs by Microsoft

Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 8.1

Overview

Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 8.1 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 8.100.26898, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.05 MB (1,099,766 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 46% of users of Windows Software Development Kit for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{2fc72c67-2837-46c2-b20a-9acb0d3cb2b2}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{2fc72c67-2837-46c2-b20a-9acb0d3cb2b2}\sdksetup.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 8.1

  • sdksetup.exe - Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 8.1
  • HCKSetup.exe - Windows Hardware Certification Kit for Windows 8.1

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • sdksetup.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{ed3a6e6d-9661-4357-abe4-fcc03dc57a07}' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{ed3a6e6d-9661-4357-abe4-fcc03dc57a07}\sdksetup.exe" /burn.log.append "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\standalonesdk\Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 8.1_201.

How do I remove Windows Software Development Kit for Windows?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 8.1 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 for Windows 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 for Windows 8.1, 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 for Windows.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 74%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#6,699

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 74.09%
Windows 7 25.54%
Windows Vista 0.28%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 24.51%
Windows 8.1 20.95%
Windows 7 Professional 8.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.39%
Windows 10 Home 5.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.53%
  Germany 7.60%
  United Kingdom 5.02%
  Canada 3.29%
  France 2.74%
  Netherlands 2.51%
  Australia 1.96%
  Italy 1.88%
  Belgium 1.57%
  India 1.57%
  Israel 1.18%
  Poland 1.18%
  Brazil 1.10%
  Spain 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.92%
Hewlett-Packard 20.29%
ASUS 16.88%
Acer 9.25%
Toshiba 8.44%
Lenovo 7.63%
GIGABYTE 6.01%
Samsung 3.25%
Intel 2.27%
Medion 1.62%
MSI 1.30%
Apple 1.14%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.53%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.64%
Dell XPS 8300 1.98%
Dell OptiPlex 990 1.98%
Dell XPS 8700 1.98%

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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