What is Windows Setup Remediation? Can I remove it?

If you actually saw Windows Setup Remediation installed on your Windows 10 computer, you must have sharp eyes. Let’s clear one thing, this is not a trojan or virus that has just installed on your Windows computer. Since this program also doesn’t have a vendor name, it causes even more confusion along with the recently installed date. In this guide, I am sharing some information about Windows Setup Remediation, and whether you can remove it from your computer.

Windows Setup Remediations

What is Windows Setup Remediation

Known as KB4023057, it’s a Windows Servicing Stack Update which makes sure the Windows Update process is handled smoothly. The program includes files and resources for the update process in Windows 10. Remediation comes from remedy which means it is like a medicine to make sure update process doesn’t go off track.

You should note that without Windows Setup Remediation, your update may not go smoothly. It makes sure that the computer stays awake longer to download the update program, takes care of running a program to fix corrupt WU system files, create a restore point, clear space, and many other things to make sure Windows Update doesn’t come to a halt.

If you also noticed that this program was recently installed, you are correct. Before any update, the program is updated to roll in new instructions and files for the update to follow.

Read: What is REMPL folder in Windows 10?

Windows Remediation Service

Windows Setup Remediation installs the sedsvc.exe proces. It is a Servicing Stack Update which makes sure the Windows Update process is handled smoothly.

If you open the Task Manager, you may see Windows Remediation Service running. This process is an executable file sedsvc.exe located in C:\Program Files\rempl folder.

Other points to be noted:

  • This update may request your device to stay awake longer to enable installation of updates.
  • The installation will respect any user-configured sleep configurations and also your “active hours” when you use your device the most.
  • This update may try to reset network settings if problems are detected, and it will clean up registry keys that may be preventing updates from being installed successfully.
  • This update may repair disabled or corrupted Windows operating system components that determine the applicability of updates to your version of Windows 10.
  • This update may compress files in your user profile directory to help free up enough disk space to install important updates.
  • This update may reset the Windows Update database to repair the problems that could prevent updates from installing successfully. Therefore, you may see that your Windows Update history was cleared.

Can I remove Windows Remediation

Yes, you can remove it just like any other program. However, it’s not recommended that you do so. And even if you uninstall it, it will reappear whenever the OS needs the file for an update.  Also, this is usually installed before any major feature update of Windows, so you can just leave it right there.

Hope this clears the air!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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