- List of Microsoft Windows components
The following is a list of Microsoft Windows components.
Configuration and maintenance
Component Description Introduced Control Panel Control Panel Allows users to view and manipulate basic system settings and controls, such as adding hardware, adding and removing software, controlling user accounts, changing accessibility options, and so on. Windows 1.0 Device Manager Allows the user to display and control the hardware attached to the computer, and control what device drivers are used. Windows 95 Windows Mobility Center Centralizes the most relevant information related to mobile computing. Windows Vista Windows Action Center Centralizes and reports on the status of anti-virus, Automatic Updates, Windows Firewall, and other security-related components of the operating system. Windows XP SP2 Administrative Tools Microsoft Management Console Provides system administrators and advanced users with a flexible interface through which they may configure and monitor the system. Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack Windows System Assessment Tool A built-in benchmarking tool that analyzes the different subsystems (graphics, memory, etc.), and uses the results to allow for comparison to other Windows Vista systems, and for software optimizations. It rates the computer's performance using the Windows Experience Index. Windows Vista System Restore Allows for the rolling back of system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc., to a previous state in the event of a system failure. Windows Me Windows Recovery Environment Helps diagnose and recover from serious errors which may be preventing Windows from booting successfully, or restore the computer to a previous state using System Restore or a backup image. Windows Vista Windows Disk Defragmenter Rearranges files stored on a hard disk to occupy contiguous storage locations in order to optimize computer performance. Windows 95, Windows 2000 Event Viewer Lets administrators and users view the event logs on a local or remote machine. Windows NT 3.1 Resource Monitor (or Reliability and Performance Monitor) Lets administrators view current system reliability and performance trends over time. Windows Vista Logical Disk Manager A logical volume manager developed by Microsoft in conjunction with Veritas Software. Windows NT 4.0 (as a separate Tool) 2000 (integrated in the Management Console) Registry Editor Edits the Windows registry. Windows 3.1 Task Scheduler Allows users to script tasks for running during scheduled intervals Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 Software installation and deployment Windows Update An online service which provides critical updates, service packs, device drivers, and other updates. A variation called Microsoft Update also provides software updates for several Microsoft products. Windows 98 Windows Installer A packaging format and engine for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software. Includes a GUI framework, automatic generation of the uninstallation sequence and deployment capabilities for corporate networks. Windows 2000 ClickOnce Technology for deploying .NET Framework-based software via web pages, with automatic update capabilities. Intended for per-user only applications. .NET Framework 2.0
Component Description Introduced Windows Aero The file that contains the Windows Aero theme for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Windows Vista Windows Shell The most visible and recognizable aspect of Microsoft Windows. The shell is the container inside of which the entire graphical user interface is presented, including the taskbar, the desktop, Windows Explorer, as well as many of the dialog boxes and interface controls. In Windows Vista, a new compositing glass-like user interface called Windows Aero has been shown. Windows 95 Windows Explorer Provides an interface for accessing the file systems, launching applications, and performing common tasks such as viewing and printing pictures. Windows 95 Windows Search Starting with Windows Vista, search is a tightly shell-integrated component of Windows. A downloadable Windows Desktop Search software is available for Windows XP and older versions. Windows Vista, downloadable for older versions Special Folders Folders which are presented to the user through an interface as an abstract concept, instead of an absolute path. This makes it possible for an application to locate where certain kinds of files can be found, regardless of what version or language of operating system is being used. See also, Windows Shell namespace. Windows 95 Start menu Serves as the central launching point for applications. It provides a customizable, nested list of programs for the user to launch, as well as a list of most recently opened documents, a way to find files and get help, and access to the system settings.
By default, the Start Button is visible at all times in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
Windows 95 Taskbar The application desktop bar which is used to launch and monitor applications. Windows 95 Desktop Gadget Gallery A screen to place gadgets anywhere. Windows 7 File associations Used to open a file with the correct program. File associations can be uniquely assigned to specific actions, known as verbs. Windows 3.0
Applications and utilities
Component Description Introduced Windows Easy Transfer File transferring. Windows Vista Windows Contacts Keeps a single list of contacts that can be shared by multiple programs. Windows Vista Calculator A calculation application. Windows 1.0 Character Map Utility to view and search characters in a font, copy them to the clipboard and view their Windows Alt keycodes and Unicode names Windows 3.1 Paint A simple graphics painting program. Windows 1.0 Portable Workspace Creator A utilit to create bootable versions of Windows 8, called Windows To Go Windows 8 (expected) Notepad A simple text editor. Windows 1.0 Narrator A screen reader utility that reads dialog boxes and window controls in a number of the more basic applications for Windows. Windows 2000 Sound Recorder A simple audio recording program that can record from a microphone or headset, and save the results in WAVE format and Windows Media Audio format in some Windows versions. Windows 3.1 Command Prompt A text-based shell (command line interpreter) that provides a command line interface to the operating system. Windows 1.0 WordPad A simple word processor that is more advanced than Notepad. It has facilities to format and print text, but lacks intermediate features such as a spell checker and thesaurus. Windows 95 Private Character Editor Utility to create private use characters as defined under Unicode and various East Asian encoding schemes. Windows 3.1+ East Asian editions Remote Desktop Connection A client implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol; allows a user to securely connect to a computer running Terminal Services (Remote Desktop on Windows XP and Server 2003) and interact with a full desktop environment on that machine, including support for remoting of printers, audio, and drives. Windows XP, downloadable for previous Windows versions Windows Remote Assistance Allows a user to temporarily take over a remote computer over a network or the internet to offer help with and resolve issues. Windows XP Internet Explorer A graphical web browser and FTP client. Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 IExpress Allows users to create self-extracting, self-installing INF installation-based packages. Internet Explorer 6 Windows Fax and Scan An integrated faxing and image scanning application. Windows Vista, older faxing and scanning applications were present in previous Windows versions Windows Media Player A digital media player and media library application that is used for playing audio, playing video and viewing images. In addition to being a media player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from, and copy music to compact discs, synchronize content with a digital audio player (MP3 player) or other mobile devices, and let users purchase or rent music from a number of online music stores. Windows 95 Windows Photo Viewer A simple image viewer that can play a simple slideshow Windows 7 Windows DVD Maker A DVD movie encoding and authoring software. Windows Vista Windows Journal A notetaking application that allows for the creation of handwritten notes. Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Vista Windows Media Center Designed to serve as a home-entertainment hub, to be viewed from a distance up to 3 meters (~10 feet) and controlled by specially designed remote controls. Lets users browse and view pictures, videos, and music from local hard drives, optical drives, and network locations, along with viewing, recording and deferred-playing live TV. Features an interactive TV guide with scheduled recording capabilities. Can also be used for visualization of other information (like sports scores) within the interface. Windows XP Media Center Edition Windows Task Manager Provides information about computer performance and displays details about running applications, processes, network activity, logged-in users, and system services. Windows 3.0 Disk Cleanup A utility for compacting rarely used files and removing files that are no longer required. Windows 98 Shadow Copy A graphical front end for the Shadow Copy service that lets users choose from multiple versions of a file. The shadow copy service creates multiple copies of a file as they are changed over time, so that users can revert to previous versions. Windows Vista. Windows Server 2003 included Previous Versions support only for client computers. Snipping Tool A screen-capture tool that allows for taking screen shots (called snips). Experience Pack for Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
Windows Server components
Component Acronym Description Supported by Windows Server domain A logical group of computers that share a central directory and user database. All Windows NT-based versions Active Directory AD A set of technologies introduced with Windows 2000 that allows administrators to assign enterprise-wide policies, deploy programs to many computers, and apply critical updates to an entire organization. Active Directory stores information and settings relating to an organization in a central, organized, accessible database. Networks can vary from a small installation with a few objects, to global-scale directories with millions of objects.
Related topics: Active Directory Service Interfaces, Flexible single master operation, IntelliMirror, Active Directory Application Mode
Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 Domain controller DC, PDC, BDC A server that responds to security authentication requests (logging in, checking permissions, etc.) within a Windows Server domain. Prior to Windows 2000, a domain controller was either a Primary Domain Controller (PDC), of which there could only be one with this role; or a Backup Domain Controller (BDC). In Windows 2000 and later the concept of primary and secondary domain controllers were eliminated, partially to emphasize the multi-master replication technology available in Windows. All Windows NT-based versions Group Policy GP, GPO Provides centralized management of user and computer settings in an Active Directory environment. Group policy can control a target object's registry, NTFS security, audit and security policy, software installation, logon/logoff scripts, folder redirection, and Internet Explorer settings. Policy settings are stored in Group Policy Objects (GPOs), and may be linked to one or more sites, domains or organizational units.
Related topics: Administrative Templates
Windows 2000 and later Internet Information Services IIS Web server Windows NT family
Component Acronym Description Supported by File Allocation Table FAT, FAT12, FAT16 The original file systems used with MS-DOS. The standard file systems used with Windows 1.0 through Windows 95. All versions FAT32 FAT32 Extensions to FAT supporting larger disk sizes. The standard file system for Windows 98 and Me. Windows 95 OSR2, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista NTFS NTFS Standard file system of Windows NT; supports security via access control lists, as well as file system journaling and file-system metadata. Windows 2000 added support for reparse points (making NTFS junction points and Single instance storage possible), Hard links, file compression, and Sparse files. Encryption of data is provided by Encrypting File System. Symbolic links and transactioning of file operations via Transactional NTFS are features new to Windows Vista. Windows 95 also supports reading NTFS partitions, over a network. Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista ISO 9660 ISO 9660 ("CDFS") The predominant file system for CD-ROM and DVD-ROM media. Windows includes support for Joliet extensions and the ISO 9660:1999 standard. ISO 9660:1999 is supported since Windows XP. MS-DOS and Windows 9x via extensions, such as MSCDEX.EXE (Microsoft CDROM Extension), natively in Windows NT Universal Disk Format UDF A file system for storing files on optical media. It is an implementation of the ISO/IEC 13346 standard (also known as ECMA-167). It is considered to be a replacement of ISO 9660. Successive versions of Windows have supported newer versions of UDF. Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista HPFS HPFS High-Performance File system, used on OS/2 computers. Read and write capability in Windows 95 (where it also listed network computer NTFS-formatted drives as "HPFS", even though it had no direct NTFS capabilities). HPFS write support was dropped in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 98, and dropped altogether shortly before the release of Windows 2000. Windows 95 (Read/write), Windows 98, Windows NT (read), 3.1/3.51 (read/write/boot)
Component Acronym Description Windows kernel (Windows NT) Ntoskrnl.exe The Windows kernel image. Provides the kernel and executive layers of the kernel architecture, and is responsible for services such as hardware virtualization, process and memory management, etc. hal.dll HAL Provides and handles the interaction between software and hardware via the Hardware Abstraction Layer. Core processes (Windows NT) System idle process SIP A counter which measures how much idle capacity the CPU has at any given time. The process runs in the background and monitors processing bandwidth, occupied memory and the Windows virtual paging file. Session Manager Subsystem SMSS Performs several critical boot-time operations, such as the creation of environment variables, starting CSRSS, and performing file-copy operations that were queued up from before the system was booted (pending file rename operations). During system operation, it handles Windows File Protection and the creation of logon sessions via Winlogon. Client/Server Runtime Subsystem CSRSS User-mode side of the Win32 subsystem. Provides the capability for applications to use the Windows API. Local Security Authority Subsystem Service LSASS Responsible for enforcing the security policy on the system. Verifies users logging on to the computer and creates security tokens. Winlogon Responsible for handling the secure attention key, loading the user profile on logon, and optionally locking the computer when a screensaver is running. On Windows NT systems prior to Windows Vista, Winlogon is also responsible for loading GINA libraries which are responsible collecting logon credentials from the user. Svchost.exe A generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). Several Svchost processes are typically present on a Windows machine, each running in a different security context, depending on what privileges the contained services require. Windows on Windows and WOW64 WoW An abstraction layer that allows legacy code to operate on more modern versions of Windows; typically this means running 16-bit Windows applications on 32-bit Windows, and 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows. Virtual DOS machine NTVDM Allows MS-DOS programs to run on Intel 80386 or higher computers when there is already another operating system running and controlling the hardware. Introduced in Windows 2.1; not available in any 64-bit edition of Windows. System startup (Windows NT) NTLDR, IA64ldr, Winload The boot loader; performs basic system initialization options such as loading the hardware abstraction layer and boot-time device drivers, prior to passing control to the Windows kernel. In versions prior to Vista, NTLDR and IA64ldr also display menus to the user if multiple operating systems are defined in boot.ini, or if F8 is pressed. Recovery Console Provides the means for administrators to perform a limited range of tasks using a command line interface, primarily to aid in recovering from situations where Windows does not boot successfully. ntdetect.com Used during the boot process to detect basic hardware components that may be required during the boot process. Windows Boot Manager In Windows Vista and later operating systems, displays boot menus to the user if multiple operating systems are configured in the system's Boot Configuration Data. Graphical subsystem Desktop Window Manager DWM The compositing manager introduced in Windows Vista that handles compositing and manages special effects on screen objects in a graphical user interface. Graphics Device Interface GDI/GDI+ The kernel graphics component for representing graphical objects and transmitting them to output devices such as monitors and printers. Windows USER The Windows USER component provides core user interface, messaging and visual elements.
This list is not all-inclusive (see also: Windows Services).
Display name Service key name Description Introduced Active Directory Service NTDS Network Authentication Management Windows 2000 Server Alerter service Alerter Sends administrative alerts over the network to client computers, administrators and users. Windows NT Application Layer
ALG Provides support for plugins that allow network protocols to pass through Windows Firewall and work behind Internet Connection Sharing. Windows 2000 Application Management AppMgmt Processes requests to enumerate, install, and remove applications that are installed on the computer or deployed through an organization’s network. Windows 2000 Background Intelligent
BITS Transfers files between machines using idle network bandwidth. Used by Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services, and Systems Management Server to deliver software updates to clients, as well as by Windows Messenger. Windows XP Computer Browser Browser Crawls neighboring computers on the network and locates shared resources. One of the computers acts as the Master Browser and supplies this information to other computers designated as browsers. Windows for Workgroups Distributed Link Tracking TrkWks, TrkSrv Used to track links to files on NTFS volumes. Windows uses these services to find linked files if they are renamed or moved (locally or to another machine). Windows 2000 Distributed Transaction
MSDTC Allows transactional components to be configured through COM+ by coordinating transactions that are distributed across multiple computers and/or resource managers, such as databases, message queues, file systems, and other transaction–based resource managers. Windows 2000 and later NT-based DNS Client and Server DNSCache/DNS The client service resolves and caches DNS names. The DNS server performs DNS name resolution. Client in Windows 2000 and later NT-based,
Server in Windows NT 4.0 and later NT-based
Event Log EventLog Stores and retrieves events that can be viewed in the event viewer. Part of services.exe. Windows NT Extensible Authentication Protocol EAPHost Provides EAP authentication to connecting clients Windows 2000 Indexing Service CISVC Indexes contents and properties of files on local and remote computers; provides rapid access to files through flexible querying language. Windows 2000 and later NT-based Network Location Awareness NLA Manages network configurations and information, and notifies applications of changes. Windows XP Network Store Interface Service NSIS Collects routing information of active network interfaces, shares this with other services and notifies applications of changes. Windows XP NTLM Security Support Provider NTLMSSP Uses the NTLM MS-CHAP protocol to encapsulate and negotiate options in order to provide signed and sealed communication. Deprecated now in favor of Kerberos authentication. Windows NT PNRP PNRPSvc Resolves domain names using PNRP. Windows XP Plug and Play PlugPlay Enables autodetection and configuration of hardware. Windows 2000 Print Spooler Spooler Manages printer devices and moves files into memory for printing. Windows 95, Windows NT Secondary Logon (Run As...) SecLogon Allows users to run programs with a different account than the one they logged in with. Allows non-administrative accounts to perform administrative tasks. Security Account Manager SamSs Manages user account security information. Windows NT family System Event Notification SENS Monitors system events, such as network, power, logon, logoff, terminal services session connection and disconnection, and delivers these to applications and other system components. Windows 2000 Task Scheduler Schedule Lets users setup and schedule automated tasks. Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper LmHosts Enables support for NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) service and NetBIOS name resolution. Windows NT family Windows Audio AudioSrv Manages audio devices for Windows-based programs. Controls all audio functions. Windows XP Windows Error Reporting WERSvc Generates error logs and reports errors. On Windows Vista and later, it notifies of solutions. Windows XP Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) STISvc Handles scanner and camera inputs. Windows Me Windows Time W32Time Synchronizes the system time with external time servers. From Windows Server 2003 forward, full and compliant NTP support is provided. Windows 2000 Windows Update WUAUServ Provides updates for the operating system and its installed components. Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration WZCSvc (XP), WLANSvc Configures and manages 802.11 wireless adapters. Windows XP, Server 2003 only Messenger service Messenger Allows users to send pop-up messages to other computers over the network. Windows NT family MSRPC RpcSs Provides Remote Procedure Call (RPC) technique via remotely accessible Named Pipes. Windows NT family Volume Shadow Copy Service VSS Create multiple versions of files that change. Gained ability to store persistent snapshots in Windows Server 2003. Windows XP WebClient Enables Windows-based programs to create and interact with Internet-based files. Windows XP Windows Firewall/
Internet Connection Sharing
SharedAccess Internet Connection Sharing (Firewall) Windows 2000
Component Description Introduced Chess Titans A version of Chess. Windows Vista FreeCell A version of FreeCell. Win32s Hearts A version of Hearts using Black Lady scoring. Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Mahjong Titans A version of Mahjong solitaire. Windows Vista Minesweeper A version of Minesweeper. Windows 3.1 Purble Place An educational game for children, teaching pattern recognition, shapes, and colors. Windows Vista Solitaire A version of Klondike Solitaire. Windows 3.0 Spider Solitaire A version of Spider Solitaire. Microsoft Plus! 98
- DirectX Media Objects
- DirectX plugin
- DirectX Video Acceleration
- Administrative share
- Distributed File System
- My Network Places (formerly Network Neighborhood)
- Network Access Protection
- Remote Installation Services
- Server Message Block
- Windows Rights Management Services
Scripting and command-line
- Batch file
- Net Send
- Netdom.exe: Windows Domain Manager
- Win32 console
- Windows Script Host
- Windows PowerShell
- .NET assembly
- .NET Languages
- .NET metadata
- .NET Remoting
- Base Class Library
- Common Intermediate Language
- Common Language Infrastructure
- Common Language Runtime
- Common Type System
- Virtual Execution System
- Windows CardSpace
- Windows Communication Foundation
- Windows Forms
- Windows Presentation Foundation
- Windows Workflow Foundation
Component Description Introduced AppLocker AppLocker uses rules and the properties of the files to provide access control for applications. Windows 7
Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions
Windows Server 2008 R2
BitLocker Drive Encryption A full disk encryption, designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. Windows Vista
Enterprise and Ultimate editions,
Windows Server 2008
Data Execution Prevention A security feature that is intended to prevent an application or service from executing
code from a non-executable memory region.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Encrypting File System A file system driver that provides filesystem-level encryption. Windows 2000 Security Account Manager A database stored as a registry file Windows NT 3.1 SYSKEY A utility that encrypts the hashed password information in a SAM database
using a 128-bit encryption key.
Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 User Account Control A technology and security infrastructure utility aims to improve the security of Microsoft Windows by
limiting application software to standard user privileges until an administrator authorizes an increase.
Windows Server 2008
A utility designed to block unauthorized access while permitting authorized communications.
An earlier edition known as Internet Connection Firewall that was disabled by default was included with the original Windows XP release.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Windows Defender A security utility to prevent, remove and quarantine spyware in Microsoft Windows.
This utility is superseded by Microsoft Security Essentials, available as a free download.
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
Windows Resource Protection A feature that protects registry keys and folders in addition to critical system files. Windows Vista
Deprecated components and programs
Component Description Category Introduced Last OS included Superseded 3D Pinball A pinball video game version from Full Tilt! Pinball. Game Plus! 95
for Windows 95
Windows XP No ActiveMovie Streaming media technology API Windows 95 --- DirectShow Cardfile A personal information manager software. Personal organizer Windows 1.0 Windows ME Outlook Express, or
Windows Live Mail
DriveSpace A disk compression utility. Data compression MS-DOS Windows ME No File Manager A file manager program. File manager Windows 3.0 Windows NT 4.0 Windows Explorer HyperTerminal A communication utility on a low end version of HyperACCESS. Communication Windows 95 Windows XP No Hover! A video game in a combination of bumper cars and capture the flag. Game Windows 95 --- No Internet Mail
A e-mail and news client. Windows 95 --- Outlook Express, or
Windows Live Mail
Media Control Interface A program which can play media files and record sound by passing commands as strings. API Windows 3.0 --- No Media Player A media player software. Media player Windows 3.0 Windows XP Windows Media Player Microsoft Calendar A personal organizer program. Personal organizer Windows 1.0 Windows 2000 Windows Calendar, or
Windows Live Mail
Microsoft Diagnostics A tool provide detailed technical information about user's software and hardware. Diagnostics MS-DOS Plus! 95
for Windows 95
Microsoft System Information Microsoft Fax A fax application Fax Windows 95 Windows XP Windows Fax and Scan Microsoft WinHelp A proprietary format for online help files that can be displayed by the Microsoft Help browser winhelp.exe or winhlp32.exe. Online help Windows 3.0 Windows XP Microsoft Help NTBackup A built-in backup command of Microsoft Windows. Backup Windows NT 4.0 Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003
Windows Backup and Restore Center, Windows Server Backup Outlook Express A e-mail client application. Windows 98 Windows XP Windows Mail or,
Windows Live Mail
Program Manager A shell exposed a task-oriented graphical user interface, consisting of icons (shortcuts for programs) arranged into program groups. GUI Windows 3.0 Windows XP Windows Explorer Recorder
Reversi A version of Reversi. Game Windows 1.0 Windows 3.0 Internet Reversi only on
Windows ME and Windows XP
System File Checker A utility that allows users to scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files. Security Windows 98 Windows Server 2003 Windows Resource Protection Video for Windows A multimedia framework program. API Windows 3.1 Windows 95 DirectShow Windows Address Book A list of contacts that can be shared by multiple programs. Contact manager Windows 95 Windows XP Windows Contacts, or
Windows Live Mail
Windows Calendar A calendar application. Personal information Windows Vista Windows Vista Windows Live Mail Windows File Protection A sub-system in the operating system, aims to prevent programs from replacing critical Windows system files. Security Windows Me as
System File Protection
Windows XP Windows Resource Protection Windows Mail A e-mail and newsgroup client. Windows Vista Windows Vista Windows Live Mail Windows Messaging A e-mail client. Windows 95 Windows 95 Internet Mail and News, or
Windows Live Mail
Windows Messenger A internet messaging client. Internet messaging Windows XP Windows XP,
Windows Server 2003
Windows Live Messenger Windows Movie Maker A video creating and editing software. Video Windows ME Windows Vista Windows Live Movie Maker Windows NetMeeting A video conferencing client. Web conference Windows 95 Windows XP Windows Meeting Space Windows Photo Gallery A photo management, tagging, and editing tool client. Photo Windows Vista Windows Vista Windows Live Photo Gallery Windows Picture and Fax Viewer A image viewer application. Photo Windows XP Windows XP Windows Photo Gallery,
Windows Fax and Scan or
Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Write A word processor application. Word processor Windows 1.0 Windows NT 3.5 WordPad
- Media Foundation
- Windows Driver Foundation
- Windows Imaging Component
- Windows Management Instrumentation
Miscellaneous (to be categorized)
- I/O technologies
- Microsoft Agent
- Sync Center
- Text Services Framework
- Universal Audio Architecture
- Windows Color System
- Windows Mobile Device Center
- Windows Rally
- Windows Registry
- Windows Speech Recognition
- XML Paper Specification
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