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3% remove it97% keep it
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Microsoft Build Tools 2013


Microsoft Build Tools 2013 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The primary executable is named buildtools_full.exe. The setup package is about 1.07 MB (1,124,096 bytes) when donwloaded. 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 37% of users of Microsoft Build Tools 2013 come from the United States, it is also popular in Egypt and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{2bceccd3-6613-4596-b748-441a06847696}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{2bceccd3-6613-4596-b748-441a06847696}\BuildTools_Full.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Build Tools 2013

Program executable:buildtools_full.exe
Name:Microsoft Build Tools 2013
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{2bceccd3-6613-4596-b748-441a06847696}\buildtools_full.exe

How do I remove Microsoft Build Tools 2013?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Build Tools 2013 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Build Tools 2013 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 Microsoft Build Tools 2013, 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 Microsoft Build Tools 2013.

Win 8 58%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 58.33%
Windows 7 41.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 18.07%
Windows 8.1 Pro 15.66%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.84%
Windows 8.1 10.84%
Windows 8 Single Language 9.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.96%
  Egypt 6.52%
  Brazil 4.35%
  France 4.35%
  India 4.35%
  Italy 4.35%
  Germany 3.26%
  United Kingdom 3.26%
  Iran 3.26%
  Romania 3.26%
  Canada 2.17%
  Spain 2.17%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  UA 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.68%
Hewlett-Packard 20.34%
ASUS 11.86%
Lenovo 10.17%
Acer 5.08%
MSI 3.39%
Intel 1.69%
Alienware 1.69%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3537 12.86%
ASUS All Series 5.71%
Dell Precision M4800 2.86%
Alienware Alienware X51 1.43%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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