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Should I remove Microsoft Kinect Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,720
United States Rank #15,611
Reach 0.0156%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.71 days
374.98 days >
Average installed length: 197.02 days


VersionDistribution 84.93% 15.07%

Typically installed together

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Microsoft Kinect Drivers v1.0


Microsoft Kinect Drivers v1.0 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 23.81 MB (24,971,739 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 48% of users of Microsoft Kinect Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

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\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C459C9CF-8E1D-4375-9851-ED56BC63DF3B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.81 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Kinect Drivers v1.0

  • WINUSBCoInstaller.dll - Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Platform Device Update Co-Installer
  • WUDFUpdate_01009.dll
  • KinectManagementService.exe - Microsoft RedEye_Haven (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 Microsoft Kinect Drivers?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Kinect Drivers v1.0 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 Kinect 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Kinect Drivers v1.0, 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 Kinect Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.87%
Windows 8 32.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.37%
Windows 7 Professional 9.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.68%
Windows 8 Pro 4.57%
Windows 8.1 4.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.15%
  United Kingdom 3.29%
  Netherlands 2.88%
  Turkey 2.47%
  Saudi Arabia 2.47%
  India 2.06%
  Indonesia 2.06%
  Malaysia 2.06%
  South Africa 1.65%
  Brazil 1.65%
  France 1.65%
  Sweden 1.65%
  Canada 1.65%
  Hungary 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.52%
Acer 18.54%
ASUS 17.22%
Dell 15.23%
Lenovo 8.61%
Toshiba 6.62%
Samsung 2.65%
Intel 1.99%
American Megatrends 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.04%
ASUS All Series 2.52%
Dell Inspiron 570 1.68%
ECS H61H2-MV 1.68%
ASUSTeK K46CB 1.68%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.68%

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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