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Should I remove Welcome Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,927
United States Rank #10,984
Reach 0.3444%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.92 days
174.63 days >
Average installed length: 91.76 days


1.02.3507 7.00%
1.02.3505 1.69%
1.02.3504 8.94%
1.02.3503 6.93%
1.02.3501 1.06%
1.02.3103 0.41%
1.02.3102 2.76%
1.02.3101 0.52%
1.02.3007 5.38%
1.02.3005 5.64%
1.02.3004 10.25%
1.02.3002 2.03%
1.01.3002 6.20%
1.00.3013 9.93%
1.00.3012 1.08%
1.00.3011 0.09%
1.00.3010 1.03%
1.00.3009 10.86%
1.00.3008 7.22%
1.00.3006 0.74%
1.00.3005 7.66%
1.00.3004 2.58%

Welcome Center

What is Welcome Center?

The Packard Bell Welcome Center program is included by default with most new Packard Bell computers.


Welcome Center is a program developed by Packard Bell. The most used version is 1.00.3009, 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 main program executable is OEMWelcomeCenter.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 14.07 MB (14,752,139 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 20% of users of Welcome Center come from Germany, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Welcome Center
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Welcome Center\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Welcome Center

Program executable:OEMWelcomeCenter.exe
Name:Welcome Center
Path:C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Welcome Center\OEMWelcomeCenter.exe
  • uninstall.exe (by Acer) - Welcome Center

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) 80%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.58%
Windows 10 14.29%
Windows XP 0.12%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 78.82%
Windows 10 Home 12.53%
Windows 7 Starter 4.36%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.84% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 19.84%
  France 17.80%
  United Kingdom 16.16%
  Italy 9.97%
  Netherlands 5.06%
  Spain 4.78%
  United States 4.58%
  Sweden 4.02%
  Belgium 3.62%
  DK 1.76%
  Norway 1.76%
  Turkey 1.05%
  Finland 1.01%
  Russia 0.90%

About Packard Bell

Packard Bell is a computer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Acer. Packard Bell shares products with Gateway, both owned by Acer.
Publisher URL: www.packardbell.com


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