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19% remove it81% keep it
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Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Beta

What is Microsoft Help Viewer Beta?

Microsoft Help Viewer is the offline help system (local help) developed by Microsoft that ships with Visual Studio. The user experience for Microsoft Help Viewer 1.x is that topics can be viewed in any installed web browser – a separate application, such as the Microsoft Document Explorer included with Microsoft Help 2, is not necessary. The browser-based model is meant to provide a more lightweight navigation, downloading, and reading experience than earlier help-viewer models.


The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 12.2 MB (12,795,497 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Help Viewer\v2.0\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /X{E7FD1122-5B27-3636-834D-A709BDAF28C8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Beta

  • HlpCtntMgr.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 11 Beta
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.dll
  • HlpViewer.exe - Microsoft Help Viewer
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Help.Runtime.dll

How do I remove Microsoft Help Viewer Beta?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 Beta 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 Help Viewer Beta 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 Help Viewer 2.0 Beta, 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 Help Viewer Beta.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win 8 10%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.67%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.33%
Windows 10 Home 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.13%
  United Kingdom 6.41%
  Canada 3.85%
  Germany 3.85%
  Norway 3.85%
  Australia 2.56%
  Israel 2.56%
  Taiwan 2.56%
  Austria 1.28%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Brazil 1.28%
  Switzerland 1.28%
  DK 1.28%
  DZ 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
Dell 19.61%
Acer 17.65%
Lenovo 5.88%
ASUS 3.92%
Toshiba 3.92%
Samsung 3.92%
Sony 1.96%
Alienware 1.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.77%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.77%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 3.77%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.77%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1246c 3.77%

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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