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2% remove it98% keep it
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ASCOM Platform 5.0

What is ASCOM Platform?  (from ASCOM Initiative)

The current generation of the ASCOM Platform provides compatibility with Windows 7 and Windows 8 enhanced security and 64-bit systems, greatly expanded support for .NET languages, some new device interfaces, and even more support for both drivers and astronomy applications. It contains new simulators, updated Visual St...  Read more


ASCOM Platform 5.0 is a program developed by ASCOM Initiative. The setup package is about 5.01 MB (5,252,096 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 88% of users of ASCOM Platform come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ascom-standards.org
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E084350A-3EAC-471E-9B04-0F0DB538CA95}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove ASCOM Platform?

You can uninstall ASCOM Platform 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ASCOM Platform 5.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ASCOM Platform.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.02%
Windows 10 15.87%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Windows XP 1.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.56%
Windows 7 Professional 15.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.94%
Windows 8.1 7.94%
Windows 10 Pro 3.17%
Windows 8 1.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.63%
  Canada 4.12%
  Netherlands 3.09%
  United Kingdom 2.06%
  Belgium 1.03%
  Mexico 1.03%
  Germany 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.89%
Dell 18.52%
Acer 7.41%
Sony 7.41%
Toshiba 3.70%
Lenovo 3.70%
Gateway 1.85%
Intel 1.85%
Alienware 1.85%
American Megatrends 1.85%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 537s 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite M500 1.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.72%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.72%
Compaq-Presario KT381AA-A... 1.72%


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