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Should I remove Borland Data Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,687
United States Rank #12,557
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 495.47 days
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Average installed length: 616.31 days


5.2.0 100.00%

Borland Data Engine

What is Borland Data Engine?

Borland Database Engine (BDE) is the Windows-based core database engine and connectivity software behind Borland Delphi, C++Builder, IntraBuilder, Paradox for Windows, and Visual dBASE for Windows. The included set of database drivers enables consistent access to standard data sources: Paradox, dBASE, FoxPro, Access, and text databases. You can add Microsoft ODBC drivers as needed to the built-in ODBC socket. Optionally, Borland's SQL Links product provides access to a range of database management systems (DBMS), including Informix, DB2, InterBase, Oracle, and Sybase.


The primary executable is named bdeadmin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 1.05 MB (1,099,264 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.roche.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Roche Diagnostics Corporation\Borland Data Engine\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3AF6EF15-5841-4FF8-A3FC-5B2400AB9145}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Borland Data Engine

Program executable:bdeadmin.exe
Borland Database Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\borland shared\bde\bdeadmin.exe
Additional files:
  • idapinst.dll (by Borland Software) - Borland Database Engine
  • idda3532.dll (by Borland Software)
  • idodbc32.dll
  • bantam.dll (by Borland International) - Borland Locale Engine
  • blw32.dll (by Borland International) - Borland Locale API
  • disp.dll
  • idapi32.dll
  • idasci32.dll
  • idbat32.dll
  • iddao32.dll
  • iddbas32.dll
  • iddr32.dll
  • idpdx32.dll
  • idqbe32.dll
  • idr20009.dll
  • idsql32.dll
  • sqlint32.dll

How do I remove Borland Data Engine?

You can uninstall Borland Data Engine 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 Borland Data Engine, 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 Borland Data Engine.

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

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.60%
Windows 10 23.30%
Windows Vista 6.19%
Windows XP 5.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 7 Professional 13.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.74%
Windows 10 Home 6.55%
Windows 8.1 6.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.35%
  Germany 29.38%
  United Kingdom 3.87%
  Canada 3.64%
  Australia 3.19%
  Austria 1.37%
  France 0.91%
  Poland 0.46%
  Belgium 0.23%
  Ireland 0.23%
  Brazil 0.23%
  Italy 0.23%
  Singapore 0.23%
  Mexico 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.53%
Acer 17.37%
Hewlett-Packard 15.26%
Toshiba 8.42%
Medion 7.89%
Lenovo 3.68%
American Megatrends 3.16%
ASUS 2.63%
Sahara 1.58%
Samsung 1.58%
Intel 1.58%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 3.13%
Micro-Star MS-7512 3.13%
Dell Inspiron 620 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.34%
Acer Predator G3600 2.34%
Dell XPS 8300 2.34%


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