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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,117
United States Rank #8,132
Reach 0.0507%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.72 days
345.73 days >
Average installed length: 181.66 days


8.59.25584 99.18%
8.59.12616 0.20%
8.59.8400 0.20%
8.58.0 0.41%

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Assessment and Deployment Kit

What is Assessment and Deployment Kit?

The Windows® Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers.

About  (from Microsoft)

Windows Deployment is for OEMs and IT professionals who customize and automate the large-scale installation of Windows, such as on a factory floor or across an organization. The Windows ADK supports this work with the deployment tools that were previously released as part of the OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) and the Wi...  Read more


The most used version is 8.59.25584, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 3.04 MB (3,189,210 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{fc46d1b2-9557-4c1f-baac-04af4d2db7e4}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{fc46d1b2-9557-4c1f-baac-04af4d2db7e4}\adksetup.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 3.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Assessment and Deployment Kit

  • adksetup.exe - Assessment and Deployment Kit

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • adksetup.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{fc46d1b2-9557-4c1f-baac-04af4d2db7e4}' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{fc46d1b2-9557-4c1f-baac-04af4d2db7e4}\adksetup.exe" /burn.log.append "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\adk\Assessment and Deployment Kit_20131214143408.log" /burn.runonc.

How do I remove Assessment and Deployment Kit?

Quickly and completely remove Assessment and Deployment 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 Assessment and Deployment 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 Assessment and Deployment 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 Assessment and Deployment Kit.

Win 8 68%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 67.69%
Windows 7 30.07%
Windows Vista 1.22%
Windows XP 1.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.86%
Windows 8.1 10.86%
Windows 7 Professional 10.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.14%
Windows 10 Home 9.73%
Windows 10 Pro 8.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.49%
  Germany 18.05%
  United Kingdom 5.10%
  Netherlands 3.46%
  Italy 3.19%
  Canada 2.83%
  Australia 2.55%
  Spain 1.37%
  Belgium 1.09%
  Austria 1.00%
  Poland 1.00%
  Switzerland 0.91%
  Finland 0.91%
  France 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.44%
Hewlett-Packard 22.78%
Acer 15.19%
ASUS 9.63%
Lenovo 3.52%
Medion 3.15%
Samsung 2.96%
Toshiba 2.96%
Intel 2.78%
Apple 0.74%
MSI 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.96%
Dell XPS 8500 2.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.93%
Dell XPS 8700 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 7720 1.83%

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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