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VersionDistribution 17.39% 82.61%

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Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK Beta


Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK Beta 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 12 files and is usually about 21.89 MB (22,949,888 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 61% of users of Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK Beta come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft research kinectsdk
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A76B87D5-7010-4AF3-A4A2-7ED8AA66821D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK Beta

  • kinectsqm.dll - Microsoft Research Kinect for Windows SDK (Kinect for Windows SQM)
  • msrkinectaudio.dll - Kinect Audio AEC for Windows
  • msrkinectnui.dll - MSRKinect Dynamic Link Library
  • microsoft.research.kinect.dll - Microsoft.Research.Kinect
  • inuiinstancehelper.dll
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • shapegame.exe - ShapeGame
  • 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.".

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Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.61%
Windows 10 17.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.09%
Windows 7 Professional 13.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.70%
Windows 10 Pro 4.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.53%
  Italy 7.89%
  France 5.26%
  Sweden 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  South Africa 2.63%
  Taiwan 2.63%
  Mexico 2.63%
  IQ 2.63%
  Portugal 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Acer 17.65%
ASUS 11.76%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Sony 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
MSI 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Dell 5.88%
Common models
Sony VPCEG15FL 5.26%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 5.26%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF78 5.26%
MSI MS-7668 5.26%
Micro-Star MS-7519 5.26%

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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