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What is osk.exe?

Part of On-Screen Keyboard by Microsoft

(osk.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does osk.exe run?

Process - osk.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the osk.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of osk.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is On-Screen Keyboard?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     osk.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is osk.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU772.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.54 MB RAM7.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              26 GDI objects17.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe

Are there other versions of On-Screen Keyboard?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

On-Screen Keyboard Stability

osk.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)

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File details

File name: osk.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: On-Screen Keyboard
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 178 KB
Original file name: osk.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002009144%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001237158%
User CPU: 0.00007719865324%
Privileged CPU time: 1125 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,974,341,327
CPU cycle count /min: 436,972,233
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 42.36 MB
Peak committed memory: 44.71 MB
Paged memory: 1.54 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.54 MB
Paged system memory: 43.13 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.09 KB
Working set memory: 424 KB
Peak working set memory: 5.18 MB
Min working set memory: 344 KB
Private memory: 1.54 MB
Page faults: 1,695
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 22.04 KB
Read transfer /min: 31 Bytes
Total write operations: 5
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 580 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 570
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 4.53 KB
Other Transfer /min: 6 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 26
USER objects: 139
Resources
Handle count average: 82
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 1e166c230cb72baf5aac3aaad308f0dc
SHA-1: 36bc793ed8c85d7ab838842194cd3d59be7500e3
SHA-256: c6496aa0dacef986316286194ebe0a4cacf7d7d0bb0ec2b1aa095915f4baa162

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comdlg32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
winmm.dll
wmsgapi.dll
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