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Should I remove Windows Phone Device Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,509
United States Rank #49,600
Reach 0.0050%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.13 days
151.26 days >
Average installed length: 79.47 days


VersionDistribution 77.55% 3.06% 2.04% 17.35%

Windows Phone Device Manager


Windows Phone Device Manager is a program developed by Julien Schapman. The most used version is, 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. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 10.06 MB (10,553,917 bytes). WPDeviceUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 22% of users of Windows Phone Device Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.touchxperience.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\WPDeviceManager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3959E064-5785-4DA1-9799-5A841F6B9DA5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.06 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Phone Device Manager

  • WPDeviceManager.exe - Windows Phone Device Manager
  • WPDeviceManagerRes.dll - Windows Phone Device Manager Resource Library
  • WPDeviceSetup.exe - Windows Phone Device Manager Setup
  • WPDeviceUpdater.dll - Windows Phone Device Updater
  • WPDeviceUpdater.exe
  • XAPPreviewHandler32.dll - XAP Preview Handler
  • XAPPreviewHandler64.dll
  • WindowsControls.dll - Windows Controls

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WPDeviceManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Windows Phone Device Manager' which loads as C:\Windows\WPDeviceManager\WPDeviceManager.exe /Minimized.

How do I remove Windows Phone Device Manager?

You can uninstall Windows Phone Device Manager 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 Phone Device Manager, 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 Phone Device Manager.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.16%
Windows 10 37.76%
Windows Vista 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 18.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.18%
Windows 10 Pro 6.12%
Windows 8.1 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.32%
  Germany 8.04%
  India 5.36%
  Poland 4.46%
  Italy 4.46%
  France 3.57%
  Russia 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  Brazil 2.68%
  Austria 2.68%
  Iran 2.68%
  Czech Republic 2.68%
  Vietnam 1.79%
  South Africa 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.00%
Hewlett-Packard 22.00%
Dell 16.00%
Lenovo 8.00%
ASUS 6.00%
Samsung 4.00%
Medion 2.00%
American Megatrends 2.00%
Sony 2.00%
Toshiba 2.00%
Alienware 2.00%
Common models
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 2.63%
Acer Aspire V5-561P 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 1.32%


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