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Should I remove Windows Embedded Developer Update?

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7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #26,335
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VersionDistribution 14.71% 85.29%

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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 8. While about 67% of users of Windows Embedded Developer Update come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Austria.

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 Wally.

How do I remove Windows Embedded Developer Update?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Embedded Developer Update from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 79%
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 79.41%
Windows 8 17.65%
Windows Vista 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 44.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.53%
Windows 8.1 8.82%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.94%
Windows 10 Pro 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Netherlands 6.25%
  Austria 4.17%
  Canada 4.17%
  TN 2.08%
  France 2.08%
  Finland 2.08%
  India 2.08%
  New Zealand 2.08%
  Germany 2.08%
  DK 2.08%
  Italy 2.08%
  Malaysia 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.03%
Lenovo 24.14%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
Acer 10.34%
Intel 6.90%
Toshiba 3.45%
ASUS 3.45%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.57%
Seneca pro273592 3.57%
LENOVO Lenovo IdeaPad U41... 3.57%
LENOVO 68852JG 3.57%
LENOVO 521523G 3.57%
LENOVO 4384GFG 3.57%

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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