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Should I remove Bamboo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,208
United States Rank #2,235
Reach 0.2899%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.46 days
869.20 days >
Average installed length: 456.70 days


5.3.5-3 0.04%
5.3.3-3 0.04%
5.3.3-2 0.04%
5.3.2-1 0.04%
5.3.0-3 23.29%
5.2.5-5 30.98%
5.2.5-3 6.93%
5.2.5-2 0.07%
5.2.4-6 15.26%
5.2.4-5 3.78%
5.2.4-3 0.72%

Typically installed together


What is Bamboo?

This is the Bamboo hardware driver, a small computer program that allows your computer to interact with the Wacom Bamboo Tablet. This driver supports user-specific preferences in Windows.


The most common release is 5.2.5-5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named remove.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 5.78 MB (6,062,778 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wacom.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tablet\pen\32
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Tablet\Pen\32\Remove.exe /u
Estimated size: 5.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Bamboo

Program executable:remove.exe
Name:Wacom Technology, Corp. Deployer/Undeployer
Tablet Service Deployer/Undeployer
Path:C:\Program Files\tablet\pen\32\remove.exe
Additional files:
  • PrefUtil.exe - Wacom Technology, Corp. Preference File Utility (Tablet Preference Utility)
  • libxml2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PrefUtil.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5359A931-D638-4076-8FCD-704F5A4D8E2F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Bamboo?

You can uninstall Bamboo 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 Bamboo, 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 Bamboo.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.12%
Windows 10 19.44%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Windows XP 3.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.15%
Windows 7 Professional 12.68%
Windows 8.1 5.69%
Windows 10 Home 4.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.43%
  United Kingdom 5.92%
  Germany 5.25%
  France 4.87%
  Canada 4.13%
  Italy 3.52%
  Netherlands 2.57%
  Japan 2.39%
  Taiwan 2.06%
  Spain 1.98%
  Australia 1.80%
  Brazil 1.70%
  Sweden 1.11%
  Mexico 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.46%
Dell 20.36%
Acer 16.58%
ASUS 12.38%
Toshiba 6.97%
Samsung 3.13%
Lenovo 3.10%
Intel 1.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.84%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.03%
ASUS All Series 3.06%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.45%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.10%

About (from Wacom Technology Corp.)

At Wacom, we believe that technology should be easy to use and simple to understand.
Publisher URL: www.wacom.com


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