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Should I remove Visual Studio Tools for the Office system Runtime?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #308
United States Rank #399
Reach 2.2655%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.12 days
268.90 days >
Average installed length: 141.28 days

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Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime

What is Visual Studio Tools for the Office system Runtime?

Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) is a set of development tools available in the form of a Visual Studio add-in (project templates) and a runtime that allows Microsoft Office 2003 and later versions of Office applications to host the .NET Framework Common Language Runtime (CLR) to expose their functionality via the .NET type system. This allows extensions to the Office applications to be written in CLI compliant languages as well as to use functionality and user interface constructs from Office applications in .NET applications. VSTO supersedes developer editions of Office 2000 and Office XP for Office development. The developer editions of Office have been discontinued after Office XP and VSTO is available for Office 2003 and later versions only. The VSTO runtime, although part of VSTO development tools, is also downloadable separately if required.

Overview

The primary executable is named VSTOInstaller.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 4.83 MB (5,069,580 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96782
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\9.0\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\9.0\Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime\install.exe
Estimated size: 4.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime

Program executable:VSTOInstaller.exe
Name:Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008
VSTOInstaller.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\9.0\VSTOInstaller.exe
MD5:132c4bfab6369696b2c9573e08b2f739
Additional files:
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Contract.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.AppInfoDocument.v9.0.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.Contract.v9.0.dll
  • VSTOInstaller.exe
  • VSTOLoader.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (VSTOLoader Component)
  • VSTOMessageProvider.dll - Event message file for Visual Studio Tools for the Office system Runtime

How do I remove Visual Studio Tools for the Office system Runtime?

Quickly and completely remove Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 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 Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 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 Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 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 Visual Studio Tools for the Office system Runtime.

USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#308
 
REACH
~2.27%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 69.16%
Windows 7 26.57%
Windows XP 2.16%
Windows Vista 2.01%
Windows 8.1 0.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 39.05%
Windows 8 14.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.98%
Windows 7 Professional 9.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.86%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.42%
  Germany 5.64%
  United Kingdom 5.48%
  Canada 5.33%
  Italy 4.86%
  France 3.29%
  Netherlands 2.43%
  Brazil 2.35%
  Australia 2.16%
  India 1.47%
  Belgium 1.37%
  Sweden 1.14%
  Spain 1.11%
  Norway 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 77.63%
Dell 9.66%
Hewlett-Packard 6.90%
ASUS 1.38%
Toshiba 1.33%
GIGABYTE 1.20%
Intel 0.73%
Lenovo 0.61%
Samsung 0.57%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-571 6.68%
Acer Aspire V3-771 5.31%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 4.41%
Acer Aspire E1-531 3.82%
Acer Aspire E1-522 3.68%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 3.55%

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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