Games Explorer by Microsoft

Remove gameux.dll
Version:   6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
MD5:   9b8f915f1da844b94700868520c239ed
SHA1:   4bb545b6377f366b89ad2ba793aab04289bc5691
SHA256:   840abc6bfc0b3b9cd306c667637b6bd5fdcfd0d5defc7edbebb587796c9915e0
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is gameux.dll?

The Games folder is more than just the central repository for games on your computer. In Windows 7, the Games folder offers game updates, statistics, news feeds, and more.

About gameux.dll (from Microsoft)

The Games Explorer in Windows 7 was redesigned to satisfy both casual and hard-core gamers alike. You can now elect to get software updates and news feeds for installed titles. The Games Explorer also


gameux.dll executes as a process with the local user's privileges. This version is designed to run on Windows Vista.


File name:gameux.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Games Explorer
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\gameux.dll
Original name:gameux.dll.mui
File version:6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version:6.0.6000.16386
Size:1.62 MB (1,696,768 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More details


Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • 'RichGameMediaPropertyStore Class' with CLSID {ECDD6472-2B9B-4b4b-AE36-F316DF3C8D60}
  • 'GameUX.RichGameMediaThumbnail' with CLSID {4E5BFBF8-F59A-4e87-9805-1F9B42CC254A}
  • 'Games Folder' with CLSID {ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83B1-96B02CFE0D52}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 78.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 6.00%
Windows Vista Business 4.50%
Windows 7 Professional 0.50%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 75.13% of Games Explorer.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 34.34%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 10.10%
ASUS 10.10%
Sony 8.08%
Acer 4.04%
Gateway 4.04%
Lenovo 2.69%
Intel 2.02%
American Megatrends 1.01%
Packard Bell 1.01%
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