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Should I remove Garmin Express?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #182
United States Rank #126
Reach 2.9378%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.73 days
729.58 days >
Average installed length: 383.34 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 0.00% 0.01% 0.29% 0.12% 1.28% 0.10% 0.02% 0.02% 0.00% 0.04% 0.02% 0.02% 0.00% 0.03% 0.00% 0.59% 0.72% 0.08% 0.12% 0.69% 0.03% 0.00% 0.01% 0.00% 0.20% 0.49% 0.06% 4.44% 0.08% 0.26% 2.68% 0.07% 0.04% 0.10% 0.01% 0.03% 0.66% 0.04% 2.36% 0.01% 0.14% 2.04% 0.09% 0.24% 0.17% 2.25% 0.08% 0.00% 1.66% 0.11%
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Garmin Express

What is Garmin Express?  (from Garmin)

Garmin Express downloads available map updates to your computer automatically, and alerts you when new maps are ready to install. You can even control download schedules. While you're getting your map and software updates, why not make your trip more exciting with free custom voices and vehicles? Browse and install the...  Read more


Garmin Express is a program developed by Garmin. The most used version is, with over 61% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is expressbootstrapper.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 840.78 KB (860,962 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 62% of users of Garmin Express come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: software.garmin.com/en-US/express.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{b3564f7e-b362-4f8d-a722-a6c1b2102f0e}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{b3564f7e-b362-4f8d-a722-a6c1b2102f0e}\ExpressBootstrapper.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 840.78 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Garmin Express

Program executable:expressbootstrapper.exe
Name:Garmin Express
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{b3564f7e-b362-4f8d-a722-a6c1b2102f0e}\expressbootstrapper.exe
Additional files:
  • GarminExpressInstaller.exe - Garmin Express

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • GarminExpressInstaller.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{686d881a-083e-4030-80db-52c493bf89d3}' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{686d881a-083e-4030-80db-52c493bf89d3}\GarminExpressInstaller.exe" /burn.runonce.

How do I remove Garmin Express?

You can uninstall Garmin Express 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 Garmin Express, 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 Garmin Express.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.30%
Windows 10 42.06%
Windows Vista 5.54%
Windows XP 2.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.43%
Windows 10 Home 18.69%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 9.66%
Windows 10 Pro 6.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.02%
  Germany 9.52%
  Canada 5.01%
  United Kingdom 4.98%
  France 3.30%
  Italy 2.46%
  Netherlands 1.57%
  Australia 1.46%
  Belgium 1.13%
  Sweden 1.03%
  DK 0.89%
  Austria 0.87%
  Spain 0.61%
  Norway 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.27%
Dell 24.26%
Acer 15.00%
ASUS 8.78%
Toshiba 7.81%
Lenovo 3.78%
Medion 2.99%
Samsung 2.90%
Intel 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.88%
ASUS All Series 4.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.84%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.13%
Dell XPS 8300 2.50%

About Garmin

Garmin develops consumer, aviation, and marine software/hardware products for the GPS.
Publisher URL: www.garmin.com

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WaterWalkerover a year ago
From Garmin and my experience: There are times when the User Account Control (UAC) prompt displays after restarting the computer or when using Garmin Express with Windows Vista/7. This UAC prompt wants to allow the use of sc.exe for the Garmin core update service. To stop this prompt from displaying every time the computer is turned on: Windows Vista/7:   1. Go to the Control Panel, 2. Double click on User Accounts 3. Click on Turn User Account control on or off 4. Click click to un-check the box 5. Restart the computer However, it is not wise to leave the UAC turned OFF. So redo steps 1-5 above, but this time check the box to turn the UAC back on. The above fixed the problem of Windows always asking for me to start the Garmin Core Service.
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Marshallover a year ago
It hogs a lot of space in the ProgramData folder of your system drive.
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Johnover a year ago
I have the same problem. I am thinking of getting a different Sat nav as I cannot seem to get rid of sc.exe
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Johnover a year ago
How do I stop sc.exe displaying a very annoying message every time I start my computer? .........Maybe I need to get a different sat nav?
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Georgeover a year ago
Has a file C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe"start "Garmin Core Update Service coming up with each computer boot.? It is very annoying.