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1% remove it99% keep it
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Kinect for Windows Runtime v1.5

What is Kinect for Windows Runtime?  (from Microsoft)

The Kinect for Windows Runtime only includes the Kinect for Windows driver and runtime environment. To start developing Kinect for Windows applications, visit us here. The Kinect for Windows Runtime is provided for users that are missing the necessary drivers and runtime environment to run Kinect for Windows applicatio...  Read more


Kinect for Windows Runtime v1.5 is a program developed by Microsoft. The setup package is about 15.09 MB (15,826,944 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 34% of users of Kinect for Windows Runtime come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=236056
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=236069
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E66F7744-19D6-41C0-8AE7-12C1FF39FAE5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Kinect for Windows Runtime?

You can uninstall Kinect for Windows Runtime 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 Runtime 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 Runtime.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

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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