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Should I remove Windows Phone Emulator - ENU?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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Global Rank #27,033
United States Rank #35,212
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10.0.40219 61.02%
10.0.30319 36.44%
10.0.30128 2.54%

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Windows Phone Emulator - ENU

What is Windows Phone Emulator - ENU?  (from Microsoft)

Windows Phone Emulator is a desktop application that emulates a Windows Phone device. It provides a virtualized environment in which you can debug and test Windows Phone apps without a physical device. It also provides an isolated environment for your application prototypes.
Windows Phone Emulator is designed to pro...  Read more


Windows Phone Emulator - ENU is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 10.0.40219, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is XDE.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 2.97 MB (3,114,957 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 26% of users of Windows Phone Emulator - ENU come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/ff402563(v=vs.105).aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft XDE\1.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0CD62E62-BB98-358E-A807-819354016E05}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.97 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Phone Emulator - ENU

Program executable:XDE.exe
Name:Windows® Phone Emulator
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft XDE\1.0\XDE.exe
Additional files:
  • XDETools.exe - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2010
  • D3DCompiler_42.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • config_board.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (XDE Version DLL)
  • config_board256.dll
  • XDEDesktopDMA.dll - VSD XDE DMA transport
  • ImageGen.exe - Microsoft® Device Emulator (Image generator for Microsoft® Device Emulator)
  • X86CoreSystem.dll
  • XDEProxy.dll - Microsoft® XDE COM proxy
  • XDESqmWrapper.dll - Microsoft® Device Emulator SQM wrapper
  • ImageGenRes.dll - Windows® Phone Emulator (Image generator for Windows® Phone Emulator)
  • XDE.exe
  • xdedisk.dll - Windows® Phone Emulator secondary storage

How do I remove Windows Phone Emulator - ENU?

You can uninstall Windows Phone Emulator - ENU 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 Emulator - ENU, 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 Emulator - ENU.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.34%
Windows 10 13.56%
Windows Vista 11.02%
Windows XP 5.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.48%
Windows 7 Professional 23.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.98%
Windows 8 Pro 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.60%
  United Kingdom 6.40%
  Brazil 5.60%
  India 5.60%
  Canada 4.00%
  Israel 3.20%
  MA 2.40%
  Croatia 2.40%
  Turkey 2.40%
  Italy 2.40%
  Hungary 2.40%
  Vietnam 1.60%
  Belgium 1.60%
  Finland 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Acer 20.83%
Intel 6.94%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Alienware 1.39%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 3.30%
Acer Extensa 5635 2.20%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.20%
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L 2.20%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.20%
HP Compaq dc7700 Converti... 2.20%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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