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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,986
United States Rank #5,262
Reach 0.1027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.47 days
279.49 days >
Average installed length: 146.85 days


4.8.0 85.47%
4.6.0 12.90%
4.5.0 0.15%
4.1 1.48%

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Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit

What is Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit?

The new Windows Performance Analysis Toolkit (WPT), included with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK), makes performance issues easier to diagnose. Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) is a powerful tool used to review aspects of performance on Windows. WPA opens event trace log files and displays performance data in graphs and tables so that you can easily see where to investigate potential issues.


The most used version is 4.8.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is xperfview.exe. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 26.03 MB (27,294,387 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.microsoft.com/management
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E7F9E526-2324-437B-A609-E8C5309465CB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 26.03 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit

Program executable:xperfview.exe
Name:Microsoft® Windows® Performance Analyzer
Performance Analyzer
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit\xperfview.exe
Additional files:
  • xbootmgrsleep.exe - Performance Analyzer Power Transition Performance Testing Utility Helper
  • xbootmgr.exe - Performance Analyzer Power Transition Performance Testing Utility
  • KernelTraceControl.dll - Performance Analyzer Kernel Tracing Control Library
  • perf_onoff_c.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: On/Off (Command Line)
  • perf_nt_c.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: NT (Command Line)
  • perfctrl.dll - Performance Analyzer Tracing Control Library
  • celog2etw.exe - Windows Mobile CeLog Converter to ETW Trace
  • hwpower2etw.exe - Hardware Power Log Converter to ETW Trace
  • perf_heap.dll - Microsoft® Windows® Performance Analyzer (Performance Analyzer AddIn: Heap)
  • perf_nt.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: NT
  • perf_nt_g.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: NT (GUI)
  • perf_onoff.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: On/Off
  • perf_onoff_g.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: On/Off (GUI)
  • perf_pool.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: Pool
  • perf_tdh.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: TDH
  • perfcore.dll - Performance Analyzer Analysis Core
  • perfg.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: GUI Core
  • xperf.exe - Performance Analyzer Command Line
  • perf_dwm.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: DWM
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • perf_dx.dll - Performance Analyzer AddIn: DX
  • symsrv.dll - Symbol Server
  • perf_spinlock.dll - XPerfCore AddIn: Spinlock
  • ponoff.dll
  • AspectHelper.dll - Microsoft\u00AE Windows\u00AE Presentation Foundation Performance Suite (Aspect Helper Library)
  • AspectWeaver_x86.dll - Aspect Weaver Profiler
  • BeetleMania.exe - Beetle Mania!
  • EventTrace.dll - Event Tracing Library
  • milctrl_v0300_x86.dll
  • PresentationCoreAspect_3_0_6920_0.dll - Internal Performance Profiling Tools for Windows Presentation Foundation
  • PresentationCoreAspect_3_0_6920_1109.dll
  • PresentationCoreAspect_3_0_6920_1453.dll
  • VisualServices.dll - Visual Services Library for Windows Presentation Foundation
  • WindowsBaseAspect_3_0_6920_0.dll
  • WindowsBaseAspect_3_0_6920_1109.dll
  • WindowsBaseAspect_3_0_6920_1453.dll
  • WpfPerf.dll - Performance Profiling Tools for Windows Presentation Foundation
  • WpfPerf.exe
  • WpfPerf_managed.exe
  • WpfPerfHook_x86.dll - Performance Hooks Library for Windows Presentation Foundation
  • WpfPerfService.dll - Performance Service Library for Windows Presentation Foundation
  • TraceEvent.dll
  • GPUView.exe - GPUView Tool

How do I remove Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit?

You can uninstall Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit 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 Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit, 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 Microsoft Windows Performance Toolkit.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.05%
Windows 10 12.69%
Windows Vista 3.90%
Windows XP 3.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.23%
Windows 7 Professional 24.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.78%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.33%
Windows 10 Pro 2.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.63%
  Germany 12.69%
  United Kingdom 5.05%
  France 3.67%
  Canada 2.80%
  Japan 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.34%
  Australia 1.80%
  Brazil 1.75%
  Italy 1.75%
  Russia 1.38%
  Sweden 1.17%
  Austria 1.17%
  Belgium 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.66%
Hewlett-Packard 19.45%
Acer 11.32%
ASUS 7.78%
Toshiba 3.71%
Lenovo 2.30%
Intel 2.30%
Samsung 2.30%
American Megatrends 1.06%
Apple 0.71%
Sahara 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.96%
ASUS All Series 2.86%
Dell XPS 8300 2.86%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.64%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.64%

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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