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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,607
United States Rank #6,233
Reach 0.0384%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.74 days
759.36 days >
Average installed length: 398.99 days


VersionDistribution 13.91% 28.57% 36.92% 20.59%

Windows Migration Assistant

What is Windows Migration Assistant?  (from Apple)

Use Windows Migration Assistant to migrate your files from your old Microsoft Windows-based PC (with Windows XP SP3 or greater) to your Mac running OS X Lion or Mountain Lion. Migration Assistant automatically transfers your contacts, calendars, and email accounts and more, and puts them in the appropriate applications...  Read more


Windows Migration Assistant is a software program developed by Apple. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named MigrationAssistant.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 7.19 MB (7,542,549 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 75% of users of Windows Migration Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.apple.com/kb/HT4796
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Windows Migration Assistant\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C182D467-6F0A-418A-8B38-788F376F7502}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.19 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Migration Assistant

Program executable:MigrationAssistant.exe
Name:Migration Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Windows Migration Assistant\MigrationAssistant.exe
Additional files:
  • SMBonjourLib.dll - System Migration Bonjour Support Library
  • SMInstallLib.dll - System Migration Install Support Library (SMInstallLib)
  • SMNativeLib.dll - System Migration Native Utilites Library
  • SQLite3.dll - SQLite3 Dynamic Link Library
  • SMUtilities.dll - System Migration Utilities (SMUtilities)
  • SystemMigration.dll - System Migration Engine (SystemMigration)
  • MigrationAssistant.exe - Migration Assistant
  • AutoLoader.dll - AutoLoader

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MigrationAssistant.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Windows Migration Assistant\MigrationAssistant.exe'.

How do I remove Windows Migration Assistant?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.68%
Windows 8 15.40%
Windows Vista 12.62%
Windows XP 6.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.94%
Windows 7 Professional 8.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.63%
Windows 8.1 4.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.58%
  United Kingdom 8.00%
  Canada 6.45%
  Australia 3.48%
  Ireland 0.65%
  France 0.52%
  Germany 0.52%
  United Arab Emirates 0.39%
  Israel 0.39%
  New Zealand 0.39%
  South Africa 0.39%
  Philippines 0.26%
  Malaysia 0.26%
  Korea 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 30.28%
Toshiba 11.94%
Acer 10.56%
ASUS 6.11%
Sony 3.06%
Lenovo 1.11%
Alienware 0.83%
Samsung 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.50%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.21%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.21%
Dell XPS 8300 2.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.29%

About Apple

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer programs, and personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.apple.com


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