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Should I remove Digital Cable Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,430
United States Rank #3,561
Reach 0.0567%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.94 days
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Average installed length: 247.12 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Digital Cable Advisor

What is Digital Cable Advisor?

The Digital Cable Advisor measures system parameters such as CPU speed, RAM, graphics card support for hardware acceleration, and digital connection capabilities. If the PC meets the minimum requirements, the tool enables digital cable functionality on the PC. Then, users can add a digital cable tuner with a CableCARD™, allowing them to access all of their high definition and premium cable content within Windows Media Center, but without using a set-top box. If the PC does not meet the minimum requirements, the Digital Cable Advisor will indicate which components failed and make some basic recommendations for upgrading the PC to accommodate digital cable.


The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 6.65 MB (6,975,488 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/mce
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\digitalcableadvisor
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{07ECF9FC-BB47-4325-8345-7BFEC708DDD7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Digital Cable Advisor?

You can uninstall Digital Cable Advisor 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 Digital Cable Advisor, 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 Digital Cable Advisor.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.75%
Windows 10 22.07%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.23%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 7.66%
Windows 10 Home 4.77%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.40%
  Canada 0.71%
  India 0.44%
  Iran 0.33%
  Australia 0.22%
  Romania 0.22%
  GE 0.16%
  Saudi Arabia 0.16%
  Uruguay 0.11%
  Colombia 0.11%
  RS 0.11%
  Pakistan 0.11%
  Indonesia 0.11%
  Philippines 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.99%
Hewlett-Packard 31.10%
Acer 11.04%
Toshiba 5.60%
ASUS 4.67%
Intel 2.49%
Lenovo 1.71%
Gateway 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.63%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.37%
Dell Inspiron 570 3.11%
Dell XPS 8300 2.59%
ASUS All Series 1.81%

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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