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Should I remove Windows Phone Engineering Flashing Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,641
United States Rank #24,009
Reach 0.0115%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 154.49 days
448.16 days >
Average installed length: 235.47 days


04.08.2345.00 0.45%
04.08.2134.00 98.21%
04.08.2098.00 1.35%

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Windows Phone Engineering Flashing Tool

What is Windows Phone Engineering Flashing Tool?

The Flashing Tool is an application that will enable users to Flash certain Windows phones. Flashing is a processes whereby the standard programming for a phone is overwritten, allowing it be used by a carrier for which it was not not initially certified. High-level flashing can replace the entire operating system of a phone.


The most common release is 04.08.2134.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1024 KB (1,048,576 bytes). The installed file microsoft.windowsmobile.deviceupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\zune
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{47135C88-5123-46AF-B9AF-26F4287A6401}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1024 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Phone Engineering Flashing Tool

  • microsoft.windowsmobile.deviceupdate.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System (Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Update)
  • msvcm90.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • wm7update.dll - Windows Mobile 7 Update Tool
  • updatewp.exe - UpdateWP
  • interop.wm7updatelib.dll - Zune®
  • interop.zunewmdulib.dll - Interop.ZuneWmdu.dll

How do I remove Windows Phone Engineering Flashing Tool?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Phone Engineering Flashing Tool from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows Phone Engineering Flashing Tool 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Phone Engineering Flashing Tool, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Engineering Flashing Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.36%
Windows 10 42.15%
Windows XP 2.69%
Windows Vista 1.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.87%
Windows 8 Pro 8.97%
Windows 7 Professional 8.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.86%
  Italy 9.29%
  France 7.52%
  Germany 6.19%
  United Kingdom 5.31%
  Netherlands 2.65%
  Czech Republic 2.65%
  Australia 1.77%
  Mexico 1.77%
  Poland 1.77%
  Brazil 1.33%
  Dominican Republic 1.33%
  India 1.33%
  DZ 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.90%
Dell 21.58%
Acer 16.55%
ASUS 10.79%
Samsung 6.47%
Lenovo 5.04%
Intel 1.44%
American Megatrends 1.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.56%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.56%
LENOVO 2689RUG 2.56%
Dell XPS 8300 1.71%

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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