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Kinect for Windows Drivers v1.5

What is Kinect for Windows Drivers?

This is the software driver package for the installed Kinect device. The driver package is required in order for the Kinect to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.

About  (from Microsoft)

Kinect has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment. Now, Kinect for Windows offers the potential to transform how people interact with computers and Windows-embedded devices in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, retail, transportation, and beyond. The Kinect for Windows sensor...  Read more


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named KinectManagementService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 20.24 MB (21,227,715 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=236056
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=236069
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Kinect Drivers\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E9E7336C-0F21-4B23-B8CA-DBDC04E18BEE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.24 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Kinect for Windows Drivers v1.5

Program executable:KinectManagementService.exe
Name:Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK
Kinect Management Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Kinect Drivers\Service\KinectManagementService.exe
Additional files:
  • WINUSBCoInstaller.dll - Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Platform Device Update Co-Installer
  • WUDFUpdate_01009.dll
  • KinectManagementService.exe - Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK (Kinect Management Service)
  • wdfcoinstaller01009.dll - WDF Coinstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • KinectManagementService.exe runs as a service named 'Kinect Management' (KinectManagement) "Provides management of Kinect devices through a COM server. Downloads Audio firmware on device connect.".

How do I remove Kinect for Windows Drivers?

You can uninstall Kinect for Windows Drivers 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 Kinect for Windows Drivers v1.5, 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 Kinect for Windows Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.00%
Windows 10 24.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.00%
Windows 8 Pro 4.00%
Windows 8 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.96%
  France 7.55%
  Mexico 5.66%
  Germany 5.66%
  Brazil 3.77%
  Taiwan 3.77%
  Canada 3.77%
  Poland 3.77%
  Saudi Arabia 3.77%
  Chile 1.89%
  TN 1.89%
  Thailand 1.89%
  Sweden 1.89%
  Argentina 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.73%
Dell 20.45%
ASUS 13.64%
Hewlett-Packard 13.64%
Toshiba 9.09%
Intel 4.55%
Samsung 2.27%
Sahara 2.27%
Medion 2.27%
Lenovo 2.27%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.50%
TOSHIBA dynabook RX3 TN26... 2.50%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.50%

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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