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Should I remove Garmin USB Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #321
United States Rank #304
Reach 1.8717%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.76 days
612.43 days >
Average installed length: 321.79 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 5.90% 61.14% 29.50% 3.44%

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Garmin USB Drivers

What is Garmin USB Drivers?  (from Garmin)

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weath...  Read more


Garmin USB Drivers is a software program developed by Garmin. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.74 MB (1,821,696 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 53% of users of Garmin USB Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.garmin.com
Help link: www.garmin.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Garmin\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{510D2239-6C2E-457B-9590-485EC552D94D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.74 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Garmin USB Drivers

Program executable:javaws.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_60\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • grmngen.sys - Generic WDM Support Driver
  • grmnusb.sys - Garmin USB GPS
  • grmn0200.sys - grmn0200 (grmn0200 driver)
  • grmn0400.sys - GARMIN USB HS DATACARD PROGRAMMER (install) W4R3 (grmn0400)
  • grmn1200.sys - grmn1200

How do I remove Garmin USB Drivers?

You can uninstall Garmin USB Drivers 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 USB Drivers, 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 USB Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.10%
Windows 10 26.08%
Windows Vista 8.88%
Windows XP 5.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.86%
Windows 7 Professional 11.48%
Windows 10 Home 9.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.25%
  Germany 10.39%
  Canada 4.73%
  United Kingdom 4.44%
  France 3.37%
  Italy 3.04%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  Belgium 1.95%
  Australia 1.46%
  Sweden 1.44%
  Austria 1.11%
  Spain 1.02%
  DK 0.91%
  Switzerland 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.03%
Dell 26.31%
Acer 15.21%
ASUS 8.23%
Toshiba 6.88%
Samsung 3.38%
Lenovo 2.63%
Intel 1.95%
Medion 1.38%
American Megatrends 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.26%
ASUS All Series 3.26%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.59%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.42%

About Garmin

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


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