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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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1.31 3.30%
1.30 1.10%
1.21 79.12%
1.20 1.10%
1.18 9.89%
1.12 3.30%
1.11 1.10%
1.02 1.10%

DriveImage XML

What is DriveImage XML?  (from Runtime Software)

DriveImage XML allows you to backup logical drives and partitions to image files, browse these images, view and extract files, restore these images to the same or a different drive, copy directly from drive to drive Image creation uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" e...  Read more


DriveImage XML is a program developed by Runtime Software. The most used version is 1.21, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is dixml.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 2 MB (2,101,128 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of DriveImage XML come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.runtime.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Runtime Software\DriveImage XML
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Runtime Software\DriveImage XML\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Runtime Software\DriveImage XML\install.log" -u
Estimated size: 2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DriveImage XML

  • dixml.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • vssserv.dll
  • vssxp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dixml.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DriveImage XML' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 4:00 AM).

How do I remove DriveImage XML?

You can uninstall DriveImage XML 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 DriveImage XML, 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 DriveImage XML.

Win XP 43%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 46.15%
Windows 7 27.47%
Windows Vista 20.88%
Windows 10 5.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 45.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.05%
Windows 7 Professional 9.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.61%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.00%
  Germany 15.00%
  France 10.00%
  Belgium 5.00%
  Italy 5.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Canada 2.00%
  Norway 1.00%
  Finland 1.00%
  Australia 1.00%
  New Zealand 1.00%
  Argentina 1.00%
  BS 1.00%
  Japan 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.61%
Acer 15.69%
Hewlett-Packard 13.73%
American Megatrends 11.76%
Intel 11.76%
Medion 7.84%
Sahara 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
ASUS 1.96%
Sony 1.96%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7318 3.28%
VIA K7VT6-C 1.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 1.64%
MEDIONPC WIM 2040 1.64%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.64%
MEDIONPC MS-7091 1.64%


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