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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution 25.00% 25.00% 25.00% 25.00%

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What is tools-windows?

This is the VMware Tools for a Windows virtual machine running VMware server or desktop. The tools support most versions of Windows.

About  (from VMware)

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Without VMware Tools installed in your guest operating system, guest performance lacks important functionality.


tools-windows is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FFD9383C-01D5-4897-A954-43AF599AED30}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

How do I remove tools-windows?

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

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 50.00%
Toshiba 50.00%

About VMware

VMware provides virtualization platform products that include a player that enables users to run virtual machines on their desktops as well as Workstation for software developers and IT professionals, Server, which enables virtual partitioning of a server, Virtual SMP that enables a virtual machine to use four physical processors simultaneously and VMFS, which allows multiple ESX Servers to share block-based storage.
Publisher URL: www.vmware.com


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