84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Welcome Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #281
United States Rank #387
Reach 2.0437%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.97 days
294.18 days >
Average installed length: 154.57 days


1.02.3507 11.27%
1.02.3505 1.43%
1.02.3504 13.44%
1.02.3503 9.68%
1.02.3502 0.61%
1.02.3501 1.00%
1.02.3500 0.02%
1.02.3201 0.10%
1.02.3103 1.17%
1.02.3102 4.05%
1.02.3101 0.25%
1.02.3007 3.79%
1.02.3005 5.99%
1.02.3004 7.83%
1.02.3003 0.04%
1.02.3002 3.23%
1.01.3002 6.02%
1.00.3013 5.70%
1.00.3012 1.18%
1.00.3011 0.13%
1.00.3010 0.50%
1.00.3009 0.96%
1.00.3008 12.96%
1.00.3006 0.42%
1.00.3005 7.03%
1.00.3004 1.23%

Typically installed together

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Welcome Center

What is Welcome Center?

Acer Welcome Center is pre-installed by Acer on most Acer Laptops. It launches when Windows is booted and provides various shortcuts to program and computer settings.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Acer computers. The most common release is 1.02.3504, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named OEMWelcomeCenter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 14.23 MB (14,922,918 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Acer laptops typically come bundled with a number of both installed utilities as well as try before you buy commercial software.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Acer PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Welcome Center
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Acer\Welcome Center\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Welcome Center

Program executable:OEMWelcomeCenter.exe
Name:Welcome Center
Path:C:\Program Files\Acer\Welcome Center\OEMWelcomeCenter.exe
Additional files:
  • OEMWelcomeCenter.exe - Welcome Center
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • OEMWelcomeCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C32C0839-8859-4FE4-BE1D-E59BF043935C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Welcome Center?

You can uninstall Welcome Center 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 Welcome Center, 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 Welcome Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.06%
Windows 10 9.83%
Windows XP 0.10%
Windows Vista 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 76.58%
Windows 10 Home 8.10%
Windows 7 Starter 6.17%
Windows 7 Professional 3.72%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.97%
  Germany 8.71%
  United Kingdom 7.28%
  Canada 5.46%
  France 5.32%
  Italy 4.94%
  Australia 2.37%
  Netherlands 2.28%
  Spain 1.84%
  Sweden 1.67%
  Belgium 1.63%
  Brazil 1.56%
  Taiwan 1.34%
  Finland 0.98%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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