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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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United States Rank #1,486
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Average installed length: 143.85 days

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Intel Watchdog Timer Driver Intel WDT

What is Intel Watchdog Timer Driver Intel WDT?

This driver provides access to the watchdog timer (WDT) present on all Intel ICH chipsets. The ICH WDT counts down in ticks of approximately 0.6 seconds; the exact value depends on hardware quality and environmental factors. Supported watchdog intervals range from 2 to 63 ticks. Some ICH-based systems, the WDT may be present but disabled, either in hardware or by the BIOS. The ichwd driver attempts to detect this condition and will refuse to attach if it believes the WDT is disabled.

About  (from Intel)

Watchdog Timer Objectives: There are many reasons why a computer might cease to operate correctly. A few of the possible reasons include a software error can cause the Operating System (OS) to stop scheduling tasks, hardware error may prevent data from flowing properly within the system, hardware error can halt operat...  Read more


The main program executable is Drv64.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,063,463 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Watchdog Timer Driver (Intel® WDT)
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Watchdog Timer Driver (Intel® WDT)\Uninstall\setup.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Watchdog Timer Driver Intel WDT

Program executable:Drv64.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Watchdog Timer Driver (Intel® WDT)\uninstall\x64\Drv64.exe
Additional files:
  • Setup.exe - Intel Installation Framework
  • Drv64.exe

How do I remove Intel Watchdog Timer Driver Intel WDT?

You can uninstall Intel Watchdog Timer Driver Intel WDT 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® Watchdog Timer Driver (Intel® WDT), 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 Watchdog Timer Driver Intel WDT.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.52%
Windows 10 45.14%
Windows XP 0.30%
Windows Vista 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.92%
Windows 7 Professional 12.36%
Windows 8.1 9.81%
Windows 10 Home 9.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.86%
  Germany 13.96%
  France 5.32%
  United Kingdom 5.01%
  Italy 3.62%
  Canada 3.38%
  Brazil 2.73%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  Australia 2.35%
  Sweden 1.79%
  Austria 1.35%
  Spain 1.29%
  Belgium 1.25%
  Norway 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 29.75%
Acer 19.60%
Hewlett-Packard 11.97%
Dell 11.17%
Medion 6.68%
Lenovo 4.53%
Toshiba 4.50%
Samsung 3.70%
MSI 2.55%
Alienware 1.71%
Intel 1.15%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.12%
MSI MS-7821 6.92%
ASUSTeK GL552VW 5.54%
ASUSTeK GL752VW 3.57%
MSI MS-7816 3.49%
MSI MS-7917 3.46%

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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