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Should I remove Windows Mobile Device Center Driver Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,973
United States Rank #1,893
Reach 0.3346%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.33 days
570.37 days >
Average installed length: 299.69 days


6.1.6965.0 97.57%
6.0.6784.0 0.85%
6.0.6783.0 1.52%
6.0.6526.0 0.05%
1.1.6965.0 0.02%

Typically installed together

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Windows Mobile Device Center Driver Update

What is Windows Mobile Device Center Driver Update?

Windows Mobile Device Updater Component Updater is a program designed to manage all installed Windows Mobile Device programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.


The most common release is 6.1.6965.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named wmdc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 65 files and is usually about 13.38 MB (14,034,432 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\windows\windowsmobile\drivers\rndis
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E7044E25-3038-4A76-9064-344AC038043E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Mobile Device Center Driver Update

Program executable:wmdc.exe
Name:Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center
Windows Mobile Device Center
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.
Additional files:
  • btplugin.dll - Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center (Windows Mobile Bluetooth Provider)
  • ceutil.dll - Registry Utility Library
  • dtptdns.dll - Proxy DNS Handler
  • rapi.dll - ActiveSync RAPI Backward Compatibility
  • rapimgr.dll - ActiveSync RAPI Manager
  • rapispxy.dll - RAPI Proxy Provider
  • rapistub.dll - RAPI Provider
  • setup.exe - Windows Mobile Device Center setup
  • tcp2udp.dll - TCP to UDP Bridge
  • wcescomm.dll - ActiveSync Connection Manager
  • wcescpxy.dll - WCESCOMM Proxy Provider
  • wmcoinst-070124-1114.dll - ActiveSync CoInstaller
  • wmcoinst-070124-1502.dll
  • wmcoinst-070223-1130.dll
  • wmcoinst-070531-0845.dll
  • wmcoinst-070531-0952.dll
  • wow64-ceutil.dll
  • wow64-rapi.dll
  • wow64-rapispxy.dll
  • wow64-rapistub.dll
  • wow64-wcescpxy.dll
  • wmcoinst-061003-1721.dll - ActiveSync CoInstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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:5.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002718288%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015141%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012041%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:467
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Windows Mobile Device Center Driver Update?

You can uninstall Windows Mobile Device Center Driver 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 Mobile Device Center Driver 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 Mobile Device Center Driver Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.10%
Windows Vista 23.00%
Windows 10 15.62%
Windows XP 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.19%
Windows 7 Professional 12.64%
Windows 10 Home 4.66%
Windows 8.1 3.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.17%
  Germany 17.16%
  United Kingdom 5.93%
  Austria 2.23%
  Canada 2.10%
  Australia 2.08%
  Belgium 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.29%
  Italy 1.11%
  France 1.07%
  India 0.90%
  Iran 0.86%
  Israel 0.83%
  Spain 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.21%
Hewlett-Packard 23.41%
Acer 12.41%
Medion 11.05%
ASUS 4.59%
Toshiba 4.42%
Lenovo 1.47%
Samsung 1.26%
Intel 0.84%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 7.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.93%
Dell Inspiron 531 3.60%
Dell Dell XPS420 3.49%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.71%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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