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Should I remove Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,761
United States Rank #4,867
Reach 0.1092%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.86 days
290.95 days >
Average installed length: 152.87 days


7.1.7600.0.30514 100.00%

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Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 7.1

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 Starting with Windows Vista, the Platform SDK has been replaced by the Windows SDK. Windows SDKs are available free on the Microsoft Download Center, in ISO and Web-download formats. Users can install the entire SDK or choose to install only some SDK components, such as code samples demonstrating only native development or only the tools for managed development

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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=156449
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Setup\Setup.exe" -x "-sourcC:httC://download.microsoft.com/download/A/6/A/A6AC035D-DA3F-4F0C-ADA4-37C8E5
Estimated size: 76.03 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 7.1

Program executable:xperf.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
  • vcredist_ia64.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 IA64 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 IA64 Redistributable Setup)
  • vcredist_x64.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable Setup)
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Setup)
  • 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
  • checkv4.exe - IPv4-specific Code Identification Utility
  • ecmangen.exe - Instrumentation manifest generation tool
  • pktextract.exe - Side-By-Side Public Key Token Extractor
  • MakeCat.Exe - Microsoft Trust Make Catalog utility
  • MFDetours.dll - Media Foundation Detours Tracing DLL
  • MFTrace.exe - Media Foundation Tracing Application
  • Setup.exe - Windows 7.1 Software Development Kit (Setup)
  • FiltReg.exe - Filter registration dump utility
  • tedutil.dll - Media Foundation Topology Editor (Topology Editor Utility Library)
  • topoedit.exe - Topology Editor
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcsx_46.dll - Direct3D 11 Compute Shader Extensions
  • d3dcsxd_46.dll
  • IViewers.Dll - OLE/COM Object Interface Viewer
  • AccEvent.exe - Microsoft Active Accessibility (Accessible Event Watcher (32-bit UNICODE Release))
  • al.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Assembly Linker command line tool)
  • AtlTraceTool8.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (ATL Trace Tool)
  • cl.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver)
  • errlook.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 (ERRLOOK MFC Application)
  • Event.dll - Active Accessibility Event Tester Event Hook (32-bit UNICODE Release)
  • guidgen.exe - Microsoft ® GUIDGEN Application
  • ifilttst.exe - IFilter command line test tool
  • Inspect.exe - Inspect Object (32-bit UNICODE Release)
  • Microsoft.VisualC.STLCLR.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • WindowsSdkVer.exe - Windows SDK Configuration Tool
  • gc.exe - GC - Console grammar compiler
  • Midl.Exe - Microsoft IDL Compiler Driver
  • pvk2pfx.exe - PVK/SPC to PFX file converter
  • MergeMod.Dll - Windows Installer - Unicode (MSM Merge Tool COM Server)
  • aspnet_merge.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework
  • AxImp.exe - .NET Framework Windows forms ActiveX conversion utility
  • clrver.exe - Displays CLR Versions
  • 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
  • MdbgCore.dll - Microsoft Managed Debugger Testing Tool
  • MdbgDis.dll - Microsoft Managed Debugger Native Services Extension
  • mgmtclassgen.exe - .NET Framework
  • Uuidgen.Exe - UUID Generator Executable
  • MC.Exe - Windows Message Compiler
  • ReBase.Exe - Windows NT Image Rebaser
  • Bind.Exe - Windows NT Image Binder
  • CertMgr.Exe - ECM Certificate Manager

How do I remove Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 (7.1), 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 Windows 7.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.80%
Windows 10 13.05%
Windows XP 3.81%
Windows Vista 3.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.78%
Windows 7 Professional 24.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.77%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.74%
Windows 10 Home 2.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.59%
  Germany 9.86%
  United Kingdom 5.61%
  France 3.86%
  Canada 3.24%
  Netherlands 2.30%
  Japan 2.07%
  Italy 1.95%
  Australia 1.60%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Russia 1.29%
  India 1.29%
  Austria 1.21%
  Israel 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.56%
Hewlett-Packard 19.64%
Acer 10.67%
ASUS 8.72%
Toshiba 3.64%
Lenovo 3.13%
Intel 2.46%
Samsung 1.86%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Apple 0.93%
Alienware 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.92%
Dell XPS 8300 2.50%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.50%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.50%

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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