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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,088
United States Rank #6,111
Reach 0.1315%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.08 days
592.25 days >
Average installed length: 311.18 days


3.5.21022 100.00%

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Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 .NET Framework Tools

What is Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 .NET Framework Tools?

Microsoft Windows SDK, Platform SDK, and .NET Framework SDK are software development kits from Microsoft that contain header files, libraries, samples, documentation and tools required to develop applications for Microsoft Windows and .NET Framework.

About  (from Microsoft)

The Visual Studio 2008 Software Development Kit (SDK) 1.0 includes tools, documentation, and samples for developers to design, build, test and deploy extensions for Visual Studio 2008. You can also use the VS 2008 SDK 1.0 to create custom tools environments based on the Visual Studio 2008 Shell.


The software installer includes 56 files and is usually about 10.08 MB (10,566,952 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24826
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sdks\windows\v6.0a\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{29C93182-34F6-3275-A18D-59326851CD57}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 .NET Framework Tools

  • al.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Assembly Linker command line tool)
  • guidgen.exe - Microsoft ® GUIDGEN Application
  • fuslogvw.exe
  • gacutil.exe
  • ildasm.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework IL Disassembler
  • peverify.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework PE, Metadata and IL Verification Tool
  • sn.exe - Microsoft .NET Strong Name Utility
  • svcconfigeditor.exe
  • wca.exe - Windows Workflow Foundation
  • wfc.exe
  • aspnet_merge.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework
  • aximp.exe - .NET Framework Windows forms ActiveX conversion utility
  • clrver.exe - Displays CLR Versions
  • cordbg.exe - Microsoft Managed Debugger (cordbg) Testing Tool
  • corflags.exe - Microsoft Common Language Runtime Agnostic Assembly Conversion Tool
  • disco.exe - .NET Frameworks Web Service Discovery Tool
  • lc.exe - .NET Framework license compiler
  • mage.exe - Manifest Generation And Editing Tool
  • mageui.exe
  • mdbg.exe - Microsoft Managed Debugger (mdbg) Testing Tool
  • mdbgcore.dll - Microsoft Managed Debugger Testing Tool
  • mdbgdis.dll - Microsoft Managed Debugger Native Services Extension
  • mgmtclassgen.exe - .NET Framework
  • permcalc.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework Permissions Calculator
  • requiredpermissions.dll
  • resgen.exe - ResXtoResources.exe
  • secutil.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework Security Utility
  • sgen.exe - .NET Frameworks Xml serialization assembly generation Tool
  • soapsuds.exe - Microsoft SoapSuds Utility
  • soapsudscode.dll
  • sqlmetal.exe
  • storeadm.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework Store Admin
  • svctraceviewer.exe
  • svcutil.exe
  • tlbexp.exe - Microsoft .NET Assembly to Type Library Converter
  • tlbimp.exe
  • winres.exe - .NET Framework sample Windows forms designer
  • wsdl.exe - .NET Frameworks WebService install and administration tool
  • xsd.exe - .NET Frameworks Xml Schema Tool
  • xsltc.exe - .NET Framework XSLT Compiler
  • sgen.resources.dll - Microsoft (R) .NET Framework
  • wsdl.resources.dll
  • xsd.resources.dll
  • aspnet_merge.resources.dll
  • aximp.resources.dll - .NET Framework Windows Form ActiveX conversion utility
  • lc.resources.dll
  • mage.resources.dll
  • mageui.resources.dll
  • resgen.resources.dll
  • soapsuds.resources.dll
  • soapsudscode.resources.dll
  • sqlmetal.resources.dll
  • winres.resources.dll
  • disco.resources.dll - Outil Web Services Discovery .NET Frameworks
  • mgmtclassgen.resources.dll
  • xsltc.resources.dll

How do I remove Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 .NET Framework Tools?

You can uninstall Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 .NET Framework Tools 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 SDK for Visual Studio 2008 .NET Framework Tools, 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 SDK for Visual Studio 2008 .NET Framework Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.14%
Windows 10 16.59%
Windows XP 8.10%
Windows Vista 3.90%
Windows Server 2003 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.18%
Windows 7 Professional 21.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.25%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.49%
Windows 8 Pro 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.28%
  India 9.02%
  Iran 4.12%
  MA 3.20%
  Taiwan 2.98%
  Germany 2.52%
  United Kingdom 2.49%
  France 2.38%
  Italy 2.34%
  Canada 1.74%
  Spain 1.67%
  Indonesia 1.53%
  Brazil 1.42%
  Israel 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.82%
Hewlett-Packard 23.77%
Acer 15.04%
ASUS 9.23%
Lenovo 4.74%
Toshiba 3.73%
Samsung 3.41%
Intel 3.22%
American Megatrends 0.51%
Sony 0.51%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.77%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.30%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.89%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.65%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.94%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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