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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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Global Rank #4,441
United States Rank #4,154
Reach 0.1192%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.42 days
454.85 days >
Average installed length: 238.99 days


10.0.10522.521 0.09%
10.0.10055.280 0.04% 0.04% 0.04% 69.48% 0.04% 29.89% 0.17% 0.09% 0.13%

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Debugging Tools for Windows x64

What is Debugging Tools for Windows x64?

Use Debugging Tools for Windows to debug drivers, applications, and services on Windows systems. Debugging Tools for Windows includes a core debugging engine and several tools that provide interfaces to the debugging engine. A Visual Studio extension provides a graphical user interface, as does Windows Debugger (WinDbg). Console Debugger (CDB), NT Symbolic Debugger (NTSD), and Kernel Debugger (KD) provide command line user interfaces.

About  (from Microsoft)

If you don’t need an entire kit (neither WDK nor Windows SDK) but you do need only the Debugging tools, you can install the Debugging Tools as a standalone component from the Windows SDK. In the Windows SDK installation wizard, click through a few screens, select Debugging Tools for Windows on the page for selecting fe...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 112 files and is usually about 15.21 MB (15,953,408 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: www.microsoft.com/management
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\debugging tools for windows (x64)
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7F2E5C3B-DBDF-469D-AD8D-F686D3B71176}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.21 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Debugging Tools for Windows x64

  • adplus.exe - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • adplusmanager.exe
  • kdhvcom.dll - Enlightened Kernel Debugger Extension DLL
  • vmdemux.exe - Virdian Unified Debugging Session Demuxer
  • usbview.exe - Microsoft® Windows(TM) USB Device Viewer
  • gflags.exe - Microsoft® NT Global Flags Manipulator
  • kill.exe - Microsoft® Process Kill Utility
  • remote.exe - Microsoft® Remote Std I/O Shell
  • tlist.exe - Microsoft® Process List Utility
  • agestore.exe - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Microsoft AgeStore)
  • breakin.exe - Microsoft Breakpoint forcer
  • cdb.exe - Symbolic Debugger for Windows
  • convertstore.exe - Symbol Store Conversion Utility
  • dbengprx.exe - Microsoft Windows Debugger Transport Proxy Server
  • dbgeng.dll - Windows Symbolic Debugger Engine
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • dbgrpc.exe - RPC Extended Debugging Utility
  • dbgsrv.exe - Microsoft User-Mode Debugger Process Server
  • dbh.exe - Microsoft Dbghelp API Example
  • decem.dll - IA64 disassembler
  • dumpchk.exe - Windows Dump File Verifier
  • dumpexam.exe - Windows Dump File Examiner
  • i386kd.exe - Windows Kernel Debugger
  • ia64kd.exe
  • kd.exe
  • kdbgctrl.exe - Windows kernel debugger configuration utility
  • kdsrv.exe - Microsoft Kernel Debugger Connection Server
  • logger.exe - Win32 API Logging Utility
  • logviewer.exe - Win32 API Log Viewer
  • mdbgeng.dll - Managed Windows Symbolic Debugger Engine
  • mdbgsrv.exe
  • mwdbgsrv.exe
  • ntdbgsrv.exe
  • ntsd.exe
  • pdbcopy.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® PDB Copy Utility)
  • rtlist.exe - Microsoft User-Mode Process Server Query Tool
  • srcsrv.dll - Microsoft Source Server
  • symbolcheck.dll - Symbol Check API Library
  • symchk.exe - Symbol Checker
  • symsrv.dll - Symbol Server
  • symstore.exe - Symbol Server Builder
  • ticket.exe - Dump Analysis Ticket
  • windbg.exe - Windows GUI symbolic debugger
  • list.exe - Microsoft® File Lister
  • umdh.exe - NT Security Test: UMDH
  • adplusext.dll - Adplus Extension
  • sd.exe - Source Depot (Source Depot Client)
  • wudfext.dll - Windows Usermode Driver Framework Debugger Extensions
  • wmitrace.dll - Microsoft® Kernel Debugger Extensions (WMI Tracing)
  • wdfkd.dll - Microsoft® Kernel Debugger Extensions (WDF)
  • wow64exts.dll - Win32 Emulation on NT64 debugger extensions
  • srvkd.dll - Kernel Debugger Extensions for the Server
  • kdexts.dll - Microsoft® Kernel Debugger Extensions
  • scsikd.dll - ClassPnP and SCSI debugger extensions
  • splexts.dll - Spooler Subsystem Debugger Extensions
  • ks.dll - Kernel Streaming Debugger Extensions
  • minipkd.dll - AIC78xx miniport debugger extensions
  • ndiskd.dll - Kernel Debugger Extensions for Ndis
  • httpkd.dll - HTTP.SYS Kernel Debugger Extension
  • nlbkd.dll - Kernel Debugger Extensions for NLB
  • afdkd.dll - AFD.SYS Kernel Debugger Extension

How do I remove Debugging Tools for Windows x64?

You can uninstall Debugging Tools for Windows x64 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Debugging Tools for Windows (x64), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Debugging Tools for Windows x64.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.81%
Windows 10 16.04%
Windows Vista 0.98%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.63%
Windows 7 Professional 25.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.65%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.90%
Windows 10 Pro 3.76%
Windows 10 Home 2.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.78%
  Germany 9.69%
  United Kingdom 4.34%
  Canada 3.27%
  France 3.09%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  Australia 1.77%
  Japan 1.63%
  Italy 1.63%
  Brazil 1.29%
  Sweden 1.18%
  Taiwan 1.08%
  Poland 1.08%
  Switzerland 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 20.14%
Acer 10.23%
ASUS 9.29%
Toshiba 4.14%
Lenovo 3.28%
Intel 3.04%
Samsung 2.58%
Apple 0.94%
Alienware 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.59%
ASUS All Series 4.04%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.12%
Dell XPS 8300 2.75%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.02%

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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