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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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Error Messages for Windows - Version 3.0 48.66%
Error Messages for Windows - Version 2.9 51.34%

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Error Messages for Windows

What is Error Messages for Windows?  (from Gregory Braun)

MS Windows Error Messages is a small utility that will allow you to look up MS Windows error code numbers and display a descriptive message explaining what the numeric code actually means. If you have software programs that produce numeric error codes now you can find out what they really mean. Error Messages for Windo...  Read more


Error Messages for Windows is a software program developed by Gregory Braun. The most common release is error messages for windows - version 2.9, 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 primary executable is named mswinerr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.14 MB (1,196,705 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 49% of users of Error Messages for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gregorybraun.com/MSWinErr.html
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Software by Design
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\SDUnInst.exe C:\Program Files\software by design\mswinerr.uni
Estimated size: 1.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Error Messages for Windows

Program executable:mswinerr.exe
Name:Error Messages for Windows
MS Windows Error Lookup Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\software by design\mswinerr.exe
Additional files:
  • StayLive.exe - Stay Live 2000 (Internet Dial-Up Connection Utility)
  • DLLShow.exe - DLL Show 2000 (DLL Reporting Utility for Windows)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • StayLive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9A01FA6-1077-4D12-8DFB-C794F0AE626A}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Error Messages for Windows?

You can uninstall Error Messages for Windows 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 Error Messages for Windows, 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 Error Messages for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.80%
Windows XP 23.21%
Windows 10 13.39%
Windows Vista 7.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.53%
Windows 7 Professional 13.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%
Windows 10 Pro 2.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.70%
  Germany 14.13%
  United Kingdom 10.41%
  Iran 4.83%
  Australia 3.35%
  Hungary 2.60%
  Sweden 2.23%
  Canada 1.86%
  France 1.12%
  RS 1.12%
  Belgium 0.74%
  Switzerland 0.74%
  Finland 0.74%
  India 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.97%
Dell 14.05%
Acer 14.05%
ASUS 12.40%
Toshiba 6.61%
Sahara 4.96%
Medion 4.96%
American Megatrends 4.13%
Intel 3.31%
Lenovo 1.65%
Common models
Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 3.67%
Dell XPS 8300 1.83%
Acer Aspire 7741 1.83%
HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFF ... 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.83%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 1.83%


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