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Should I remove Windows Embedded Developer Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 7.69% 92.31%

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Windows Embedded Developer Update


Windows Embedded Developer Update is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 4.51 MB (4,726,784 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 68% of users of Windows Embedded Developer Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows embedded developer update\client
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{612BF735-F845-42D0-919B-8DB83075A9CE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Embedded Developer Update

  • microsoft.ess.tools.dll - Windows (c) 2011 Embedded Developer Update (Microsoft.Ess.Tools)
  • microsoft.wedu.core.dll - Microsoft.Wedu.Core
  • microsoft.wedu.mu.dll - Microsoft.Wedu.Mu
  • microsoft.wedu.wes7.dll - Microsoft.Wedu.Wes
  • wedu.exe - Wedu
  • microsoft.practices.unity.configuration.dll - Microsoft Unity Application Block (Microsoft.Practices.Unity.Configuration)
  • microsoft.practices.unity.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Unity
  • microsoft.practices.unity.interception.configuration.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Unity.InterceptionExtension.Configuration
  • microsoft.practices.unity.interception.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Unity.InterceptionExtension
  • microsoft.practices.unity.staticfactory.dll - Microsoft.Practices.Unity.StaticFactory
  • dsimsgs.dll - Windows® Embedded Standard 7 (Windows Embedded Distribution Share API Message DLL)
  • embeddeddsi.dll - Windows Embedded Distribution Share API DLL
  • embeddedutil.dll - EmbeddedUtil.DLL - Common Utilities tool suite
  • importpackage.exe - Windows Embedded Import Package Utility
  • microsoft.embedded.dsi.dll
  • pmqparser.dll - Windows Embedded PMQ Parser DLL
  • microsoft.practices.objectbuilder2.dll - Microsoft ObjectBuilder 2 (Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder2)
  • microsoft.deployment.windowsinstaller.dll - Windows Installer XML
  • wpftoolkit.dll - WPF Toolkit

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • wedu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Administrator.

How do I remove Windows Embedded Developer Update?

You can uninstall Windows Embedded Developer Update 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 Embedded Developer Update, 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 Embedded Developer Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows 10 35.38%
Windows Vista 3.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 36.92%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.46%
Windows 10 Pro 15.38%
Windows 10 Home 9.23%
Windows 8.1 4.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.74%
  Netherlands 4.30%
  Germany 4.30%
  United Kingdom 4.30%
  Canada 3.23%
  France 2.15%
  Austria 2.15%
  TT 1.08%
  TN 1.08%
  Belgium 1.08%
  Norway 1.08%
  Finland 1.08%
  India 1.08%
  New Zealand 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 24.44%
Lenovo 17.78%
Acer 8.89%
Intel 4.44%
Toshiba 2.22%
ASUS 2.22%
Common models
HP Pro 3130 Microtower PC 3.51%
Dell Latitude E5540 3.51%
Dell OptiPlex 780 3.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850 1.75%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.75%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 1.75%

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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