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Should I remove Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,061
United States Rank #10,953
Reach 0.0147%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 112.74 days
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Average installed length: 547.19 days

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Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7

What is Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7?  (from Microsoft)

When you're switching to a new PC, Windows Easy Transfer helps you transfer your files, email, pictures, and settings. In Windows 7, it lives up to the "easy" in its name. You told us previous versions of Windows Easy Transfer were hard to figure out or stalled before the job was done. So we redesigned it to be more re...  Read more


Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 is a program developed by Microsoft. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.85 MB (2,992,534 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 74% of users of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=155371
Installation folder: C:\windows\$hf_mig$\kb2079403
Uninstaller: "C:\windows\$NtUninstallWET7Cable$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Estimated size: 2.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7

  • spuninst.exe - Windows Service Pack Uninstall
  • UPDSPAPI.DLL - Windows Servicing Setup API
  • spmsg.dll - Service Pack Messages

How do I remove Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7?

You can uninstall Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 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 Easy Transfer for Windows 7, 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 Easy Transfer for Windows 7.

Win XP 91%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 94.83%
Windows 7 4.83%
Windows Server 2003 0.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 96.11%
Windows 7 Professional 1.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.40%
  United Kingdom 6.46%
  Canada 4.31%
  Australia 1.91%
  Thailand 1.67%
  Philippines 1.44%
  Israel 0.96%
  Singapore 0.72%
  South Africa 0.48%
  RS 0.48%
  India 0.48%
  Mexico 0.48%
  New Zealand 0.48%
  BD 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.09%
Hewlett-Packard 16.13%
American Megatrends 10.75%
Intel 8.06%
Sahara 4.84%
Acer 3.76%
ASUS 1.08%
Lenovo 1.08%
Sony 1.08%
Toshiba 1.08%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 4.48%
Dell Dell DM051 2.99%
Dell Vostro 200 2.24%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.24%
Dell Latitude D630 2.24%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.24%

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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George Talbotover a year ago
Microsoft recommends Windows Easy Transfer to move files and settings between Windows PCs. I have installed a version to create a file of programs and settings for my Vista. It shows in All Programs » Accessories » System Tools. As it is an update for Vista, to uninstall it, go to Control Panel » Systems and Maintenance » View installed updates / Uninstall an update and right click KB928635 and click Uninstall. A good video and links are at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/help/videos/transferring-files-and-settings-from-another-pc Review your update history says More information for KB928635 is at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=155371 but I can’t find any!