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What is wlxphotoacquirewizard.exe?

Part of Windows Live® Photo Gallery by Microsoft

What is it?

This is the Windows Live Photo Acquisition Wizard for Windows Live Photo Gallery. Windows Photo Gallery is a photo editing software that is a part of Microsoft's Windows Essentials software suite. Windows Photo Gallery provides management, tagging, and searching capabilities for digital photos. It provides an image viewer that can replace the default OS image viewer, and a photo import tool that can be used to acquire photos from a camera or other removable media.
Description of wlxphotoacquirewizard.exe from Microsoft
Photo Gallery is part of Windows Essentials, a free download that also includes tools for movies, instant messaging, email, social networking, and more. Photo Gallery includes powerful and easy-to-use editing tools that you can use to work on dozens of photos simultaneously. Correct imperfections, adjust color and exposure, fix red eye, and even "fuse" two or more photos (such as different versions of a group shot) into one. And with the auto-editing features, Photo Gallery can even improve the look of your photos for you.
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How is wlxphotoacquirewizard.exe loaded?

Autoplay handler - wlxphotoacquirewizard.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of MSLivePhotoAcqHWEventHandler with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSLivePhotoAcqHWEventHandler. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the wlxphotoacquirewizard.exe file.Of the 0.2% of wlxphotoacquirewizard.exe users, 14.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\photo gallery\wlxphotoacquirewizard.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: wlxphotoacquirewizard.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Live® Photo Gallery
Description: Windows Live Photo Acquisition Wizard
Version: 14.0.8117.0416_ship.wlx.w3m3 (ship)
Product version: 14.0.8117.0416
Size: 224.86 KB
Original file name: WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe

Digital certificate

Autoplay handler details

Name: MSLivePhotoAcqHWEventHandler
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSLivePhotoAcqHWEventHandler

Image hashes

MD5: 949dfdd736386b60cb30534431e74a83
SHA-1: 3cdb6f431de411903f5d1e070804b631f3e202d3
SHA-256: da7b4acc81d845a68d3eeab0cd7d9df10d398b4ebc669ee8029cd368fbce1175

PE image details

File packed: No
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