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Should I remove Windows Mobile Device Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,163
United States Rank #1,017
Reach 0.5945%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.38 days
689.61 days >
Average installed length: 362.34 days


6.1.6965.0 98.97%
6.1.6893.0 0.01%
6.0.6784.0 0.09%
6.0.6783.0 0.50%
6.0.6526.0 0.43%

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Windows Mobile Device Center

What is Windows Mobile Device Center?  (from Microsoft)

The Windows Mobile Device Center enables you to set up new partnerships, synchronize content and manage music, pictures and video with Windows Mobile powered devices (Windows Mobile 2003 or later). The Windows Mobile Device Center combines an efficient business-data synchronization platform with a compelling user exper...  Read more


Windows Mobile Device Center is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 6.1.6965.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is wmdc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 5.67 MB of memory. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 11.21 MB (11,752,960 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 55% of users of Windows Mobile Device Center come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14
Installation folder: C:\windows\windowsmobile
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{904CCF62-818D-4675-BC76-D37EB399F917}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Mobile Device Center

Program executable:wmdc.exe
Name:Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center
Windows Mobile Device Center
Additional files:
  • bakrestr.dll - Ozone Backup/Restore for Windows Mobile Device Center
  • wmdsyncman.dll - Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Apparaatcentrum (Windows Mobile Sync Manager handler)
  • airsyncengine.dll - Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center (Desktop AirSync Engine)
  • animationlibrary.dll - Animation Library
  • asdsktpeng.dll - Airsync Desktop Engine
  • asstatusl.dll - Airsync Status Listener
  • assvreng.dll - Airsync Server Engine
  • ceappmgr.exe - Application Manager
  • certauth.dll - Desktop Certificate Authentication
  • formdll.dll - Windows InkForm/VoiceForm Common Engine
  • httpsys.dll - ActiveSync HttpSys Listener
  • inetrepl.dll - ActiveSync Favorite Synchronization
  • inkeng.dll - Windows Desktop RichInk Engine
  • inkform.exe - Ink Form MAPI Notes Server
  • inkprops.dll - InkProps Module
  • inkres.dll - Windows Desktop RichInk Engine Resources
  • inkstore.dll - Notes Synchronization Store
  • inkx.dll - UI Around RichInk Engine
  • installform.exe - Ink and voice form installer
  • irmactivate.dll - IRM Activation Library
  • legacysyncengine.dll - Desktop ActiveSync Engine
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.common.dll - Utility Library
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicecenter.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicemanager.dll - Windows Mobile Device Manager Library
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.rapi.dll - Managed RAPI Library
  • olregdll.dll - Notes Outlook Registration Dll
  • outstore.dll - Mobile Device Replication Outlook Store
  • richink.dll - Windows CE Services Document Converter
  • riresdll.dll - Windows CE Services Converter Resources
  • syncstat.dll - Desktop Sync Status
  • updatewmc.exe - Windows Mobile Connect auto update
  • vcomctl.dll - APIs for Voice Recording
  • voicebar.dll - Screen controls for voice recording.
  • voicefrm.exe - Voice Form MAPI Notes Server
  • wmdhost.exe - Windows Mobile Device Center Sync Host
  • wmdsyncproxy.dll - assyncmn Proxy Provider
  • wmdsyncproxy32.dll
  • inplace.dll - Windows Mobile Apparaatcentrum (Windows Mobile Apparaatcentrum Inplace Object)
  • cefstore.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center (File Replication Store)
  • mailsync.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center Inbox Provider
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicecenter.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicemanager.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • inetrepl.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F}.
Scheduled Task
  • wmdc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{03DC8798-3293-49C9-B29C-AE6D78AEC064}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • wmdc.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • wmdc.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe /show.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • wmdc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Windows Mobile-based device management' which loads as C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001450169%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006701%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007801%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:100,603
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:106 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:142 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Windows Mobile Device Center?

You can uninstall Windows Mobile Device Center 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 Mobile Device Center, 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 Mobile Device Center.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Windows Mobile Device Center you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.40%
Windows 10 16.50%
Windows Vista 12.91%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.66%
Windows 7 Professional 14.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.66%
Windows 10 Home 4.31%
Windows 10 Pro 2.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.17%
  United Kingdom 9.23%
  Brazil 5.15%
  Australia 3.26%
  Canada 2.76%
  Israel 2.06%
  Portugal 1.56%
  Romania 1.15%
  Iran 0.93%
  India 0.84%
  Netherlands 0.81%
  Germany 0.75%
  Greece 0.70%
  Malaysia 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.34%
Hewlett-Packard 27.88%
Acer 12.96%
Toshiba 6.92%
ASUS 5.48%
Samsung 3.05%
Lenovo 1.90%
Intel 1.42%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.78%
Dell Inspiron 530 5.55%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.70%
Dell Inspiron 531 2.55%

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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