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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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United States Rank #1,763
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Average installed length: 188.31 days

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Intel Management Engine Interface

What is Intel Management Engine Interface?

The Intel Management Engine Interface enables communication between the host operating system and the Intel Management Engine firmware. The IntelĀ® Management Engine software components that need to be installed depend on the system's specific hardware and firmware features. The installer detects the system's capabilities and installs the relevant drivers and applications.


The main program executable is heciudlg.exe.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?lang=eng&DwnldID=20402
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\heciudlg.exe -uninstall

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Management Engine Interface

Program executable:heciudlg.exe

How do I remove Intel Management Engine Interface?

You can uninstall Intel Management Engine Interface 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 Intel(R) Management Engine Interface, 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 Intel Management Engine Interface.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.69%
Windows 10 13.19%
Windows XP 11.44%
Windows Vista 7.64%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.24%
Windows 10 Pro 6.56%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.76%
  Germany 6.34%
  Canada 4.36%
  United Kingdom 4.03%
  France 2.50%
  Italy 2.03%
  Netherlands 1.81%
  Australia 1.73%
  MA 1.69%
  Spain 1.26%
  Japan 0.93%
  Brazil 0.88%
  Belgium 0.88%
  Austria 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.16%
Hewlett-Packard 27.47%
Lenovo 17.73%
Intel 7.22%
Sony 4.77%
Acer 0.65%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 755 20.91%
Dell OptiPlex 760 8.78%
Dell OptiPlex 780 7.29%
HP EliteBook 6930p 4.22%
Dell OptiPlex 960 3.77%
HP Compaq dc7900 Converti... 3.55%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


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