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Should I remove Windows Phone app for desktop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,016
United States Rank #1,812
Reach 0.6782%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.54 days
812.31 days >
Average installed length: 426.81 days


1.1.2726.0 68.05%
1.0.1720.1 31.95%

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Windows Phone app for desktop

What is Windows Phone app for desktop?  (from Microsoft)

The Windows Phone app for Windows desktop makes it easy to sync music, photos, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library or your Windows Libraries to your Windows Phone 8. Automatically import pictures and videos you've taken with your phone to your PC. See at a glance how much space you're...  Read more


Windows Phone app for desktop is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 1.1.2726.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 3.47 MB (3,637,248 bytes). The installed file microsoft.wpsync.update.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 29% of users of Windows Phone app for desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/windows-phone-app-for-desktop
Help link: www.windowsphone.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows phone
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E786AE85-8A30-4CF2-BF70-57404A5CD684}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.47 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Phone app for desktop

  • microsoft.practices.unity.dll - Microsoft Unity Application Block (Microsoft.Practices.Unity)
  • microsoft.windowsapicodepack.dll - Windows Phone (Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack)
  • microsoft.windowsapicodepack.shell.dll - Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell
  • microsoft.wpsync.device.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Device
  • microsoft.wpsync.ituneswrapper.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.ITunesWrapper
  • microsoft.wpsync.nativedevicemanager.dll - Windows Phone Device Manager
  • microsoft.wpsync.settings.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Settings
  • microsoft.wpsync.shared.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Shared
  • microsoft.wpsync.sync.engine.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Sync.Engine
  • microsoft.wpsync.sync.rules.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Sync.Rules
  • microsoft.wpsync.sync.source.itunes.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Sync.Source.iTunes
  • microsoft.wpsync.sync.source.windowslibraries.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Sync.Source.WindowsLibraries
  • microsoft.wpsync.sync.source.zmdb.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Sync.Source.Zmdb
  • microsoft.wpsync.transcoding.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Transcoding
  • microsoft.wpsync.transcoding.library.dll - Windows Phone Transcoding Library
  • microsoft.wpsync.ui.logging.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.UI.Logging
  • microsoft.wpsync.ui.testhooks.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.UI.TestHooks
  • microsoft.wpsync.update.dll - Microsoft.WPSync.Update
  • microsoft.wpsync.zmdb80.dll - Windows Phone Metadata Library
  • windowsphone.exe - WindowsPhone
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • mediaid.resources.dll - MediaId
  • microsoft.wpsync.device.resources.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.shared.resources.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.sync.rules.resources.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.sync.source.itunes.resources.dll
  • microsoft.wpsync.sync.source.windowslibraries.resources.dll
  • windowsphone.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • windowsphone.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD7D6B10-6740-4683-8F59-9DD1FA7B0ED6}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Windows Phone app for desktop?

You can uninstall Windows Phone app for desktop 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 app for desktop, 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 app for desktop.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.91%
Windows 10 30.03%
Windows XP 0.04%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.02%
Windows 7 Professional 13.59%
Windows 10 Home 9.50%
Windows 10 Pro 5.55%
Windows 8.1 5.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.84%
  Germany 10.56%
  United Kingdom 8.10%
  Italy 7.59%
  France 5.94%
  Brazil 3.82%
  Finland 3.43%
  India 2.43%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  Belgium 1.69%
  Australia 1.68%
  Canada 1.32%
  Mexico 1.16%
  Poland 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.23%
Acer 19.57%
Dell 17.51%
ASUS 12.68%
Toshiba 6.76%
Samsung 5.89%
Lenovo 3.93%
Intel 1.07%
Medion 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.56%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.40%
ASUS All Series 5.12%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.87%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.56%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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