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ChessBase 12

What is ChessBase 12?  (from ChessBase GmbH)

ChessBase is the Swiss Army knife for the chessplayer – there is a tool for every problem and an answer to every question! Now, the new ChessBase 12 is being released – and it has fascinating new possibilities... ChessBase 12 is even better now – a lot of functions are easier to use, but most important: there are fanta...  Read more


ChessBase 12 is a program developed by ChessBase GmbH. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 690.95 KB (707,529 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 34% of users of ChessBase 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.chessbase.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ChessBase\CB12\CBase12\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FCBFC686-53B0-4CB0-A820-E9D20C95FABE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 690.95 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ChessBase 12

  • Chess32.dll - ChessBase GmbH Chess Engine Protocol (Chess Engine Protocol for ChessBase and Fritz)
  • ChessRes.dll - ChessRes Dynamic Link Library
  • FrameRes.dll - FrameRes Dynamic Link Library
  • SView3.dll - SView Library (SView)
  • CBase12.exe - ChessBase 12 (ChessBase 12 Database Software)
  • ChessBaseAdminTool.exe - AdminTool (ChessBase Admin Tool)
  • TBAccess.dll - Tablebas
  • Textures3.dll - Textures

How do I remove ChessBase 12?

You can uninstall ChessBase 12 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 ChessBase 12, 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 ChessBase 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.49%
Windows 10 33.96%
Windows XP 5.66%
Windows Vista 1.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.98%
Windows 7 Professional 13.21%
Windows 8.1 11.32%
Windows 10 Home 9.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.82%
  Italy 7.35%
  Germany 5.88%
  France 4.41%
  India 4.41%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  Brazil 2.94%
  Sweden 2.94%
  Spain 2.94%
  Canada 2.94%
  Hungary 2.94%
  Kazakstan 1.47%
  Slovenia 1.47%
  MA 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.81%
Dell 11.90%
Acer 9.52%
ASUS 9.52%
Samsung 7.14%
Intel 4.76%
Medion 4.76%
Lenovo 4.76%
American Megatrends 4.76%
Sahara 2.38%
Sony 2.38%
Common models
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 7.14%
VIA P4X400-8235 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 2.38%
Sony VPCEB33FM 2.38%
Sony VGN-NW350F 2.38%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 2.38%

About (from ChessBase GmbH)

If there is one place to play online chess, this is it! On Playchess.
Publisher URL: www.chessbase.com


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