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Should I remove Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,871
United States Rank #10,966
Reach 0.0733%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.50 days
280.35 days >
Average installed length: 147.30 days


8.00.2039 11.48%
8.00.761 35.70%
8.00.760 16.54%
8.00.534 0.58%
8.00.384 1.07%
8.00.204 0.19%
8.00.194 34.44%

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Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine

What is Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine?

Microsoft SQL Server Data Engine is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. It is a scaled-down version of Microsoft SQL Serverwhich is free for non-commercial use as well as certain limited commercial use. MSDE could be distributed with commercial products by registering with Microsoft.


The most used version is 8.00.761, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 2.37 MB (2,481,664 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: support.microsoft.com?kbid=830477
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E09B48B5-E141-427A-AB0C-D3605127224A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine 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 SQL Server Desktop Engine 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 SQL Server Desktop Engine, 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 SQL Server Desktop Engine.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.28%
Windows XP 31.32%
Windows 8 8.75%
Windows Vista 4.96%
Windows Server 2003 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 30.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.72%
Windows 7 Professional 10.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.04%
Windows 8.1 1.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.90% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 21.90%
  United States 20.54%
  Netherlands 3.71%
  Italy 3.17%
  Brazil 2.99%
  Germany 2.99%
  France 2.90%
  United Kingdom 2.71%
  Turkey 2.62%
  India 2.53%
  BO 2.35%
  Taiwan 1.81%
  Canada 1.72%
  Spain 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.00%
Hewlett-Packard 17.89%
Acer 13.90%
ASUS 7.19%
Intel 6.39%
American Megatrends 4.95%
Lenovo 3.19%
Toshiba 2.88%
Sahara 2.08%
Samsung 1.60%
Sony 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.57%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.57%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.14%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.14%

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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