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Should I remove MSI Fast Boot?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,967
United States Rank #7,391
Reach 0.0719%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.88 days
143.93 days >
Average installed length: 75.63 days


VersionDistribution 14.67% 68.68% 16.65%

MSI Fast Boot


MSI Fast Boot is a software program developed by MSI Co., LTD. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 5.28 MB (5,533,137 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 38% of users of MSI Fast Boot come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI\Fast Boot\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI\Fast Boot\unins001.exe"
Estimated size: 5.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Fast Boot

  • FastBootService.exe (by MSI) - FastBoot Service (FastBootService)
  • NTIOLib.sys (by MSI) - NTIOLib
  • NTIOLib_X64.sys
  • acpimof.dll (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Resource only DLL containing MOF for ASL code)
  • StartFastBoot.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • FastBootService.exe runs as a service named 'MSI_FastBoot' (MSI_FastBoot).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartFastBoot.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Fast Boot' which loads as C:\Program Files\MSI\Fast Boot\StartFastBoot.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000453892%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003416%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001123%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove MSI Fast Boot?

Quickly and completely remove MSI Fast Boot from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall MSI Fast Boot from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MSI Fast Boot, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MSI Fast Boot.

Win 8 61%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 60.83%
Windows 7 38.87%
Windows Vista 0.20%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 19.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.67%
Windows 10 Pro 14.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.40%
Windows 7 Professional 9.62%
Windows 10 Home 9.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.82%
  France 11.32%
  Germany 8.06%
  United Kingdom 5.75%
  Netherlands 3.69%
  Italy 2.92%
  Canada 2.74%
  Belgium 2.06%
  Sweden 2.06%
  Australia 1.72%
  DK 1.54%
  Poland 1.46%
  Norway 1.20%
  South Africa 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 41.29%
Acer 30.97%
MSI 19.35%
Hewlett-Packard 4.52%
Dell 2.58%
Alienware 1.29%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 11.11%
MSI MS-7917 9.42%
MSI MS-7693 7.74%
MSI MS-7850 7.44%
MSI MS-7816 6.35%
MSI MS-7916 6.25%

About MSI Co., LTD

Micro-Star International (MSI) is a motherboard and video card manufacturer that also manufactures a wide range of products including notebooks, gaming laptops, All-in-One PCs, servers and workstations, industrial PCs, household appliances, car infotainment products, barebone systems and communication devices.
Publisher URL: www.msi.com


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