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Should I remove WD Firewire HID Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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United States Rank #14,860
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1.04.0001 98.78%
1.00.0000 1.22%

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WD Firewire HID Driver

What is WD Firewire HID Driver?  (from Western Digital Technologies)

These driver files are for the WD Firewire HID controller that interfaces with WD Button Manager to detect button presses and set the free disk space indicator - Fuel Gauge LEDs.


WD Firewire HID Driver is a program developed by Western Digital Technologies. The most used version is 1.04.0001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 895 KB (916,480 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 76% of users of WD Firewire HID Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.WDC.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Western Digital Technologies\WD Firewire HID Driver\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FD6C6B7F-5696-48C5-A601-2EE9E50C3D46}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 895 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WD Firewire HID Driver

  • ipcu.resources.dll (by Apple) - iPCU

How do I remove WD Firewire HID Driver?

You can uninstall WD Firewire HID Driver 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 WD Firewire HID Driver, 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 WD Firewire HID Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.39%
Windows Vista 23.17%
Windows XP 17.68%
Windows 10 9.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.04%
Windows 7 Professional 9.32%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.95%
  Canada 6.33%
  United Kingdom 3.38%
  Netherlands 2.53%
  Greece 2.11%
  Israel 1.69%
  Finland 0.84%
  Australia 0.84%
  Czech Republic 0.84%
  Slovenia 0.42%
  Singapore 0.42%
  Thailand 0.42%
  Taiwan 0.42%
  Belgium 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.71%
Hewlett-Packard 23.47%
Acer 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Gateway 7.14%
American Megatrends 4.08%
Intel 3.06%
Lenovo 2.04%
Sahara 2.04%
Toshiba 2.04%
Compaq 2.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.78%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 1.85%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.85%
Gigabyte P35-DS3 1.85%
Dell OptiPlex 760 1.85%

About Western Digital Technologies

Western Digital is one of the largest hard disk drive manufacturers and has a long history in the electronics industry as an integrated circuit maker and a storage products company.
Publisher URL: www.wdc.com


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