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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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Global Rank #3,658
United States Rank #5,326
Reach 0.1504%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.77 days
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Average installed length: 399.36 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008

What is Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008?

Crystal Reports is a business intelligence application used to design and generate reports from a wide range of data sources. Several other applications, including Microsoft Visual Studio, at one time bundled an OEM version of Crystal Reports as a general purpose reporting tool. Crystal Reports is a popular report writer, especially when Microsoft bundled it with Visual Studio 2008. Crystal Reports allows users to graphically design data connection(s) and report layout. In the Database Expert, users can select and link tables from a wide variety of data sources, including Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Oracle databases, Business Objects Enterprise business views, and local file system information. Fields from these tables can be placed on the report design surface, and can also be used in custom formulas, using either BASIC or Crystal's own syntax, which are then placed on the design surface. Formulas can be evaluated at several phases during report generation as specified by the developer.


The setup package is about 714.1 KB (731,243 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\business objects\common\2.8\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AA467959-A1D6-4F45-90CD-11DC57733F32}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 714.1 KB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008?

You can uninstall Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008 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 Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008, 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 Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.60%
Windows 10 15.50%
Windows XP 8.19%
Windows Vista 3.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.28%
Windows 7 Professional 23.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.39%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.93%
  India 8.57%
  Iran 3.69%
  Taiwan 3.29%
  MA 2.84%
  Italy 2.47%
  United Kingdom 2.23%
  Germany 2.20%
  France 2.04%
  Canada 1.74%
  Brazil 1.68%
  Spain 1.65%
  Japan 1.43%
  Mexico 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.53%
Hewlett-Packard 23.94%
Acer 13.62%
ASUS 8.68%
Toshiba 4.94%
Lenovo 4.61%
Intel 4.01%
Samsung 2.75%
Sony 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.59%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.52%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.21%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 3.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.91%

About Business Objects

SAP Business Objects specializes in business intelligence (BI). Since 2007, it has been a part of SAP AG.
Publisher URL: www.businessobjects.com


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