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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 94.66% 5.34%

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Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit


Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.1 MB (1,156,840 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 62% of users of Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.microsoft.com/windows
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows imaging
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{266CCC48-9AA1-404E-A1CB-558E8CC46F69}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit

  • wimfltr.sys - Windows Image File Mini-Filter Driver
  • wimgapi.dll - Windows Imaging Library
  • wimmount.sys - Wim file system Driver
  • wimserv.exe - Wimfltr v2 extractor
  • wimmountinstall.exe - WimMount setup

How do I remove Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit?

You can uninstall Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit 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 OEM Preinstallation Kit, 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 OEM Preinstallation Kit.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.86%
Windows 10 16.79%
Windows Vista 3.82%
Windows XP 1.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.54%
Windows 7 Professional 18.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.54%
Windows 10 Home 8.46%
Windows 10 Pro 4.62%
Windows 7 Starter 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.87% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 61.87%
  United States 17.99%
  Austria 8.63%
  Philippines 2.88%
  Switzerland 1.44%
  United Kingdom 1.44%
  Vietnam 0.72%
  India 0.72%
  New Zealand 0.72%
  Pakistan 0.72%
  Canada 0.72%
  United Arab Emirates 0.72%
  Saudi Arabia 0.72%
  Malaysia 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.18%
Dell 12.73%
American Megatrends 10.91%
Medion 9.09%
Lenovo 7.27%
Sahara 7.27%
Hewlett-Packard 3.64%
Intel 3.64%
Common models
LENOVO 64634YU 4.12%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.06%
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 2.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.06%

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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