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Should I remove Windows 8 Controller?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #35,214
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VersionDistribution 58.44% 36.36% 5.19%

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Windows 8 Controller


Windows 8 Controller is a program developed by Kerim Kaynakci. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 752 KB (770,048 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of Windows 8 Controller come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows 8 controller
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4E39701B-AF2D-46B2-ADF9-4DA11B5E95F0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 752 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows 8 Controller

  • crtoffanimationwindow.dll - CRTOffAnimationWindow
  • win8controller.exe - Windows8Controller
  • coreaudioapi.dll - CoreAudioApi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • win8controller.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows8Controller' and executes as C:\Program Files\Windows 8 Controller\Win8Controller.exe.

How do I remove Windows 8 Controller?

You can uninstall Windows 8 Controller 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 Windows 8 Controller, 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 Windows 8 Controller.

Win 10 99%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 98.70%
Windows 7 1.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 33.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 20.78%
Windows 8 Pro 19.48%
Windows 8 7.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.19%
Windows 10 Home 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.23%
  Italy 7.69%
  United Kingdom 6.15%
  Australia 4.62%
  Netherlands 4.62%
  France 3.08%
  Norway 3.08%
  Canada 3.08%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Costa Rica 1.54%
  Switzerland 1.54%
  Finland 1.54%
  Sweden 1.54%
  India 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 16.36%
Toshiba 14.55%
Lenovo 14.55%
ASUS 7.27%
Dell 7.27%
Intel 3.64%
American Megatrends 3.64%
Medion 1.82%
Gateway 1.82%
Apple 1.82%
Common models
LENOVO 20216 4.76%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 3.17%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.17%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z470... 3.17%
Acer Aspire E1-571 3.17%
Acer Aspire 4830TG 1.59%


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