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Should I remove Microsoft Device Center?

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1% remove it99% keep it
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Microsoft Device Center


Microsoft Device Center is a software program developed by Microsoft. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 70.31 MB (73,727,935 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 41% of users of Microsoft Device Center come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads/mouse-keyboard-center
Help link: support.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Center\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Center\setup.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 70.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Device Center

  • difxapi.dll - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • btwizard.exe - Microsoft Device Center
  • cplredirector.dll - cplredirector
  • DeviceCenter.exe
  • dpgcmd.dll
  • GestureEngine.dll
  • ipcplact.dll
  • ipoint.exe
  • itype.exe
  • mhook.dll
  • Microsoft.DeviceCenter.Interop.dll
  • mousinfo.exe
  • mskey.exe
  • Setup.exe
  • Setupres.dll
  • srres.dll
  • TouchMousePractice.exe - Microsoft IntelliPoint (Touch Mouse)
  • SQMAPI.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • DeviceCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FCF22771-3025-48DD-839F-CC06A9A6CC12}' (runs on registration).
  • itype.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_itype_exe' (runs on registration).
  • ipoint.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_ipoint_exe' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • itype.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'itype' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Center\itype.exe".
  • ipoint.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IntelliPoint' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Center\ipoint.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001522069%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008849%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006372%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,193,811
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.02 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:5.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0001627135%
Kernel CPU:0.00013794%
User CPU:0.00002478%
CPU cycles/sec:1,357,201
I/O reads/min:1.25 KB

How do I remove Microsoft Device Center?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Device Center from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Device Center 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Device Center, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Microsoft Device Center.

Win 8 51%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.98%
Windows 7 49.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.73%
Windows 8.1 11.76%
Windows 8 9.80%
Windows 8 Pro 9.80%
Windows 7 Professional 7.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.07%
  France 8.93%
  Germany 7.14%
  United Kingdom 5.36%
  Italy 5.36%
  Australia 3.57%
  Belgium 3.57%
  DK 3.57%
  Netherlands 3.57%
  Sweden 3.57%
  Brazil 1.79%
  Canada 1.79%
  Ireland 1.79%
  Japan 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.59%
Acer 21.95%
Dell 14.63%
ASUS 7.32%
Toshiba 4.88%
Medion 4.88%
Sony 2.44%
Samsung 2.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.67%
Acer Aspire 5735 4.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.22%
Acer AO722 2.22%
Sony VPCF11M1E 2.22%

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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