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Should I remove Build Tools - x86?

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8% remove it92% keep it
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14.0.21730 50.00%
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Build Tools - x86


Build Tools - x86 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 14.0.21730, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 24 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 71% of users of Build Tools - x86 come from the United States, it is also popular in Ireland and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\msbuild\14.0\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A9EFD32D-3956-422F-80F6-2010B425362A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Build Tools - x86

  • filetracker.dll - Microsoft® Build Tools® 14 CTP (FileTracker)
  • microsoft.build.conversion.core.dll
  • microsoft.build.dll
  • microsoft.build.engine.dll
  • microsoft.build.framework.dll
  • microsoft.build.tasks.core.dll
  • microsoft.build.utilities.core.dll
  • msbuild.exe
  • msbuildtaskhost.exe
  • tracker.exe - Tracker
  • microsoft.build.conversion.v12.0.dll - Microsoft® Build Tools® 2013
  • microsoft.build.tasks.v12.0.dll
  • microsoft.build.utilities.v12.0.dll
  • system.collections.immutable.dll - System.Collections.Immutable
  • csc.exe
  • microsoft.codeanalysis.csharp.dll
  • microsoft.codeanalysis.dll
  • microsoft.codeanalysis.visualbasic.dll
  • system.reflection.metadata.dll
  • vbc.exe
  • vbcscompiler.exe
  • vssqmmulti.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 14 CTP (Visual Studio Logging)
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

How do I remove Build Tools - x86?

Quickly and completely remove Build Tools - x86 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Build Tools - x86 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 Build Tools - x86, 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 Build Tools - x86.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro N 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Ireland 14.29%
  Netherlands 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

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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