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Should I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,421
United States Rank #7,363
Reach 0.0660%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.72 days
227.76 days >
Average installed length: 119.67 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.1.4100.1 19.33%
12.0.2000.8 80.67%

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Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014

Overview

Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 12.0.2000.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 2.85 MB (2,985,984 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 41% of users of Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90958
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\120\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{366CD715-2FF4-40B4-A8B4-A05E5D21A945}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.85 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014

  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • instapi120.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Instance API DLL)
  • sqlboot.dll - SQL Server Edition Settings Library
  • sqldumper.exe - SQL External minidumper

How do I remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 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 VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014 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 VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014, 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 VSS Writer for SQL Server 2014.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 69%
Win 7 (SP1) 31%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#7,421

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 68.72%
Windows 7 31.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 15.87%
Windows 7 Professional 12.74%
Windows 10 Pro 12.20%
Windows 8.1 11.45%
Windows 10 Home 9.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.99%
  United Kingdom 5.61%
  Canada 3.40%
  India 3.22%
  Turkey 2.39%
  Australia 2.11%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Iran 1.84%
  Poland 1.84%
  Vietnam 1.38%
  Brazil 1.29%
  Sweden 1.19%
  South Africa 1.10%
  Romania 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.52%
Hewlett-Packard 20.27%
ASUS 14.26%
Lenovo 11.34%
Acer 8.59%
Toshiba 4.30%
GIGABYTE 4.12%
Samsung 2.75%
MSI 2.06%
Intel 1.37%
Gateway 1.03%
American Megatrends 0.69%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.41%
Dell XPS 8700 2.41%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.06%

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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