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1% remove it99% keep it
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Application Compatibility Toolkit

What is Application Compatibility Toolkit?

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.6 contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7®, Windows Vista®, a Windows Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer® in your environment.

About  (from Microsoft)

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.6 helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with the Windows 7® and Windows Vista® operating system and which require further testing. ACT helps customers lower their costs for application...  Read more


The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 646 KB (661,504 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/compatibility
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\application compatibility toolkit\images
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B4CF72FF-4A3F-44A7-BFF2-31A8E1CC70B6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 646 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Application Compatibility Toolkit

  • appverif.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (Application Verifier)
  • compatadmin.exe - Application Compatibility Admin Manager
  • demoapp.exe - Windows Application Compatibility Demo
  • demodll.dll - Compatibility Demo Utility DLL
  • gflags.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Microsoft® NT Global Flags Manipulator)
  • pageheap.exe - PageHeap - PageHeap feature tool
  • qfixapp.exe - Microsoft QFixApp (Quick Fix App Utility)

How do I remove Application Compatibility Toolkit?

You can uninstall Application Compatibility Toolkit 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 Application Compatibility Toolkit, 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 Application Compatibility Toolkit.

Win XP 79%
Win 10 2%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 87.69%
Windows 7 10.77%
Windows 10 1.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 87.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.60%
Windows 7 Professional 4.00%
EVO X-3 0.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.80%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.64%
  Germany 15.28%
  Canada 5.56%
  Italy 4.86%
  France 3.47%
  Iran 2.78%
  Sweden 2.78%
  Austria 2.08%
  Australia 2.08%
  MA 2.08%
  Poland 2.08%
  Brazil 1.39%
  Spain 1.39%
  Finland 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.61%
American Megatrends 19.51%
Sahara 10.98%
Intel 8.54%
Hewlett-Packard 8.54%
Acer 4.88%
Compaq 3.66%
Samsung 2.44%
Toshiba 2.44%
Gateway 1.22%
ASUS 1.22%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1501 2.11%
HP Compaq dc7700 Converti... 2.11%
HP Compaq dc7600 Small Fo... 2.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 2.11%
VIA P4M266-823X 1.05%
TOSHIBA Satellite M70 1.05%

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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