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Should I remove Windows Automated Installation Kit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,657
United States Rank #3,369
Reach 0.1504%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.84 days
555.65 days >
Average installed length: 291.95 days


VersionDistribution 85.19% 8.20% 6.61%

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Windows Automated Installation Kit

What is Windows Automated Installation Kit?  (from Microsoft)

The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) is a set of tools and documentation that support the configuration and deployment of Windows® operating systems. By using Windows AIK, you can automate Windows installations, capture Windows images with ImageX, configure and modify images using Deployment Imaging ...  Read more


Windows Automated Installation Kit is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is VAMT.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 1.34 MB (1,406,401 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 52% of users of Windows Automated Installation Kit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5753
Help link: www.microsoft.com/windows
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{31E8F586-4EF7-4500-844D-BA8756474FF1}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{31E8F586-4EF7-4500-844D-BA8756474FF1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Automated Installation Kit

Program executable:VAMT.exe
Additional files:
  • wimgapi.dll - Windows Imaging Library
  • wimmountinstall.exe - WimMount setup
  • wimserv.exe - Wimfltr v2 extractor

How do I remove Windows Automated Installation Kit?

You can uninstall Windows Automated Installation Kit 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 Automated Installation Kit, 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 Automated Installation Kit.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.56%
Windows 10 14.18%
Windows XP 9.10%
Windows Vista 5.09%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.16%
Windows 7 Professional 22.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.07%
  Germany 14.15%
  United Kingdom 5.09%
  Canada 3.69%
  Italy 2.85%
  Australia 2.33%
  Japan 1.94%
  Netherlands 1.50%
  Sweden 1.18%
  France 1.15%
  Austria 1.04%
  Switzerland 0.96%
  Belgium 0.88%
  Greece 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.22%
Hewlett-Packard 21.73%
Acer 12.89%
ASUS 7.33%
Intel 4.91%
Toshiba 2.81%
American Megatrends 1.90%
Lenovo 1.57%
Samsung 0.85%
Medion 0.85%
Sahara 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.26%
ASUS All Series 5.01%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.94%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.86%
Dell XPS 8300 2.68%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.15%

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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