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Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 7.0

What is Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7?

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. Starting with Windows Vista, the Platform SDK has been replaced by the Windows SDK.

About  (from Microsoft)

The Windows SDK provides tools, compilers, headers, libraries, code samples, and a new help system that developers can use to create applications that run on Microsoft Windows. You can use the Windows SDK to write applications using the native (Win32/COM) or managed (.NET Framework) programming model.


The main program executable is grub.exe. The software installer includes 125 files and is usually about 99.7 MB (104,548,111 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=156449
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Setup\SDKSetup.exe" -x "-sourcC:httC://download.microsoft.com/download/7/A/B/7ABD2203-C472-4036-8BA0-E50
Estimated size: 99.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 7.0

Program executable:grub.exe
Additional files:
  • ctrpp.exe - parse/validate performance counter manifest and generate helper source files
  • espui.dll - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Economical Service Provider Configuration
  • EspExe.Exe - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Economical Service Provider Application
  • signtool.exe - Authenticode(R) - signing and verifying tool
  • genmanifest.exe - Windows Rights Managment manifest generator
  • ftquery.exe - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • isXPS.exe
  • make-shell.exe - makekit
  • sddlgen.exe
  • wsdcodegen.exe
  • WsTraceDump.exe - Windows Web Services API Trace Viewer Tool
  • checkv4.exe - IPv4-specific Code Identification Utility
  • hwpower2etw.exe - Hardware Power Log Converter to ETW Trace
  • vcredist_x64.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup)
  • vcredist_x86.exe
  • ecmangen.exe - Instrumentation manifest generation tool
  • pktextract.exe - Side-By-Side Public Key Token Extractor
  • RcDll.Dll - Microsoft Windows Resource Compiler DLL
  • MakeCat.Exe - Microsoft Trust Make Catalog utility
  • SpOrder.Dll - WinSock2 reorder service providers
  • SpOrder.Exe
  • dexplore.exe - Microsoft Document Explorer 2008 (Microsoft Document Explorer 2008 Setup)
  • FiltReg.exe - Filter registration dump utility
  • tedutil.dll - Media Foundation Topology Editor (Topology Editor Utility Library)
  • topoedit.exe - Topology Editor
  • IViewers.Dll - OLE/COM Object Interface Viewer
  • al.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Assembly Linker command line tool)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • guidgen.exe - Microsoft ® GUIDGEN Application
  • ifilttst.exe - IFilter command line test tool
  • Inspect.exe - Microsoft Active Accessibility (Active Accessibility Object Inspector (32-bit UNICODE Release))
  • tracepdb.exe - Get Trace Format info from PDB
  • tracewpp.exe - WMI Tracing C/C++ preprocessor
  • UICC.exe - Windows Ribbon Markup Compiler
  • UICCDLL.dll
  • WindowsSdkVer.exe - Windows SDK Configuration Tool
  • gc.exe - GC - Console grammar compiler
  • Midl.Exe - Microsoft IDL Compiler Driver
  • proppage.dll - DirectShow SDK Property Pages
  • pvk2pfx.exe - PVK/SPC to PFX file converter
  • sas.dll - WinLogon Software SAS Library
  • tracefmt.exe - Format Message traces to text
  • ptconform.exe - PrintTicket Conformance Test
  • VS90-KB953196-x86.exe - Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Setup)
  • MergeMod.Dll - Windows Installer - Unicode (MSM Merge Tool COM Server)
  • RC.Exe - Microsoft Resource Compiler
  • VirtualLightSensorDriver.dll - Virtual Light Sensor Driver
  • 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
  • FUSLOGVW.exe - Microsoft .Net Framework Assembly Binding Log Viewer
  • gacutil.exe - Microsoft (R) .NET Framework Global Assembly Cache Utility
  • ildasm.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework IL disassembler
  • lc.exe - .NET Framework license compiler
  • mage.exe - Manifest Generation And Editing Tool
  • mageui.exe
  • Mdbg.exe - Microsoft Managed Debugger (mdbg) Testing Tool

How do I remove Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 (7.0) from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 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 Windows SDK for Windows 7 (7.0), 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 Windows SDK for Windows 7.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.07%
Windows 10 14.20%
Windows Vista 1.97%
Windows XP 1.55%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.57%
Windows 7 Professional 23.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.35%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.18%
Windows 10 Pro 4.15%
Windows 10 Home 2.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.65%
  Germany 17.84%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Canada 2.96%
  France 2.61%
  Japan 2.44%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Russia 1.48%
  Italy 1.39%
  Spain 1.22%
  Poland 1.22%
  Brazil 1.04%
  Belgium 0.96%
  Australia 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.34%
Hewlett-Packard 22.51%
Acer 12.73%
ASUS 6.64%
Intel 3.51%
Lenovo 3.32%
Samsung 2.77%
American Megatrends 1.29%
Apple 1.11%
Alienware 0.74%
Toshiba 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.28%
ASUS All Series 4.91%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.64%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.89%
Dell OptiPlex 790 1.89%
HP EliteBook 8560w 1.89%

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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