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Should I remove PlayReady PC runtime?

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4% remove it96% keep it
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PlayReady PC runtime

What is PlayReady PC runtime?

PlayReady is a Digital Rights Management from Microsoft for portable devices. PlayReady can be ported to any kind of portable device, even if it uses non-Microsoft technology (OS, codecs, media player). PlayReady is backwards compatible with Windows Media DRM 10 content, meaning that content encrypted with WM DRM 10 (for instance, content for PlaysForSure devices) will play on a PlayReady terminal.

About  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft PlayReady technology is optimized for the mobile industry to support the growth of online content services, and includes features designed to make it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy mobile digital entertainment. This runtime allows PC based applications to access PlayReady content using the PlayReady ...  Read more


The setup package is about 929 KB (951,296 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21772
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62767
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{704ABF63-B0B1-446B-9D92-C5D06AFCE7B6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 929 KB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove PlayReady PC runtime?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 56%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 64.96%
Windows 7 33.45%
Windows 8 1.24%
Windows XP 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 63.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.65%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.88%
Windows 8 Pro 0.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.79%
  Canada 7.05%
  France 2.82%
  United Kingdom 2.82%
  Germany 2.69%
  Australia 2.44%
  Italy 1.03%
  Portugal 0.90%
  Spain 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  Belgium 0.64%
  Israel 0.64%
  Switzerland 0.51%
  Austria 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 56.81%
Acer 27.83%
Hewlett-Packard 15.36%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 11.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 11.07%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 8.17%
Acer Aspire X3810 7.08%
Acer Aspire X1300 6.72%
Gateway SX2800 5.99%

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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