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Should I remove DriveImage XML Private Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,223
United States Rank #3,285
Reach 0.1774%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.93 days
469.85 days >
Average installed length: 246.87 days


2.60.000 1.94%
2.50.000 35.14%
2.44.000 30.03%
2.42 1.54%
2.41 0.26%
2.40 0.69%
2.30 14.56%
2.23 0.34%
2.22 4.98%
2.20 0.69%
2.14 2.92%
2.13 2.80%
2.12 0.49%
2.11 0.20%
2.10 0.20%
2.03 0.74%
2.02 1.72%
2.01 0.60%
2.00 0.17%

DriveImage XML Private Edition

What is DriveImage XML Private Edition?  (from Runtime Software)

DriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. Image creation uses Microsoft's Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from drives currently in use. Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with 3rd ...  Read more


DriveImage XML Private Edition is a software program developed by Runtime Software. The most common release is 2.50.000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named dixml.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 3.69 MB (3,867,155 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 47% of users of DriveImage XML Private Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.runtime.org
Help link: [email protected]ntime.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: 3.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DriveImage XML Private Edition

Program executable:dixml.exe
Name:DriveImage XML - Private Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\Runtime Software\DriveImage XML\dixml.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe
  • vss64.exe
  • vssserv.dll
  • vssvista.dll
  • vssxp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dixml.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Drive Image XML' (runs weekly on Mondays at 11:30).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • dixml.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named hotcopy.

How do I remove DriveImage XML Private Edition?

You can uninstall DriveImage XML Private Edition 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 (Private Edition), 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 Private Edition.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.51%
Windows 10 24.03%
Windows XP 12.80%
Windows Vista 6.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.34%
Windows 7 Professional 14.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.67%
Windows 8.1 5.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.97%
  Germany 19.93%
  United Kingdom 5.02%
  France 3.84%
  Canada 3.24%
  Italy 2.82%
  Netherlands 2.32%
  Australia 2.18%
  Belgium 1.16%
  Austria 1.04%
  Switzerland 0.76%
  Spain 0.66%
  Sweden 0.66%
  Finland 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.71%
Hewlett-Packard 18.00%
Acer 14.03%
ASUS 8.97%
Medion 8.75%
Intel 4.43%
Lenovo 3.18%
Toshiba 2.50%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Sahara 1.70%
Samsung 1.19%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.08%
Dell XPS 8300 2.27%


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