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What percent of users and experts removed it?
49% remove it51% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,604
United States Rank #9,041
Reach 0.4990%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.92 days
439.99 days >
Average installed length: 231.18 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.4.2.09010 37.04%
1.4.1.09010 19.81%
1.4.0.09010 12.98%
1.3.0.06041 15.92%
1.3.0.06040 5.32%
1.2.0.16080 3.50%
1.2.0.14010 0.90%
1.1.0.09020 2.50%
1.0.0.06290 2.03%

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VAIO Sample Contents

What is VAIO Sample Contents?  (from Sony)

A collection of sample videos, pictures and music is provided to demonstrate the organizational and facial recognition features of the preinstalled Media Gallery software. You may want to remove this content to free up space on the hard disk of your VAIO with the VAIO┬« Sample Content Removal Utility, which automaticall...  Read more

Overview

VAIO Sample Contents is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is 1.4.2.09010, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 167.93 MB (176,085,774 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 11% of users of VAIO Sample Contents come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Germany and India.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vaio-link.com
Installation folder: C:\VAIO Sample Contents
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{547C9EB4-4CA6-402F-9D1B-8BD30DC71E44}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 167.93 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Sample Contents

  • EP0000263407.exe - Recovery Data Update Program(ZG-A2_ZN)
  • Manuel 3COH.exe (by Mediaparts Interactive) - FlippingBook PDF Publisher (FlippingBook Publication)
  • msdia80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® Debug Information Accessor)

How do I remove VAIO Sample Contents?

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

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Sony
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,604

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.80%
Windows 8 6.08%
Windows XP 0.09%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 74.18%
Windows 7 Home Basic 11.43%
Windows 7 Professional 4.46%
Windows 10 Home 3.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.58%
Windows 7 Starter 1.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.31% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 11.31%
  Germany 9.94%
  India 6.59%
  Brazil 5.65%
  Italy 4.68%
  Canada 4.62%
  United States 4.51%
  France 4.50%
  Japan 3.98%
  Mexico 2.53%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Spain 2.38%
  Belgium 2.33%
  Australia 2.09%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com

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