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What is ehtray.exe?

Part of Media Center Tray Applet by Microsoft

What is it?

Media Center Tray Applet (ehtray.exe) is the program that runs in the notification area system tray for Microsoft Media Center.
Description of ehtray.exe from Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Media Center is a feature of certain SKUs of the Windows 7 operating system that includes enhanced capabilities for consolidating digital entertainment and media content and delivering it, on demand, to the user. Windows Media Center is a sophisticated application designed to provide easy access to the entertainment services and digital media content that are available through the Windows Media Center PC. It has a user interface that is easy to use from a distance and designed to be accessed primarily through a TV-style remote control.
(ehtray.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does ehtray.exe run?

Process - ehtray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ehtray.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does ehtray.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - ehtray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ehTray.exe' and the execution command 'C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Startup files (all users) run - ehtray.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ehTray' and the execution command 'C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Media Center Tray Applet is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the ehtray.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of ehtray.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ehtray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00011% CPU1124.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
26.68 MB RAM123.9%
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.
              25 GDI objects16.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Media Center Tray Applet?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: ehtray.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Media Center Tray Applet
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 5.1.2700.2180 (private/xpsp_mce.040810-0205)
Product version: 5.1.2700.2180
Size: 58 KB
Original file name: ehtray.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002857152%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001732289%
User CPU: 0.00011248631706%
Privileged CPU time: 1482.13 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 54.84 MB
Peak committed memory: 55.12 MB
Paged memory: 26.68 MB
Peak paged memory: 26.69 MB
Paged system memory: 107.31 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.79 KB
Working set memory: 2.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 27.76 MB
Min working set memory: 2.5 MB
Private memory: 26.68 MB
Page faults: 8,171
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 93
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 127.27 KB
Read transfer /min: 29 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 288 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,444
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 359.24 KB
Other Transfer /min: 83 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 25
USER objects: 11
Handle count average: 161
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Startup files (user) run details

Name: ehTray.exe
Command: C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: ehTray
Command: C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe

Image hashes

MD5: f90137a9897071ede961a5aba4ea524f
SHA-1: 691d35944591ec738c0d1d8af8cb471a3260357b
SHA-256: f3374b4ed84ccec9f84339eb583001e15b56b1c548c0addb462764f6f4f1e884

PE image details

File entropy: 6.34907
File packed: No
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