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4% remove it96% keep it
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HD View

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HD View is a program developed by Microsoft Research. The setup package is about 8.99 MB (9,424,384 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 40% of users of HD View come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: research.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\windows\apppatch
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7596C248-4816-4C6F-8AAC-D8C81F2B4B49}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HD View

  • emet.dll - EMET SHIM
  • emet64.dll

How do I remove HD View?

Quickly and completely remove HD View from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HD View 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HD View, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 HD View.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.21%
Windows 10 34.72%
Windows Vista 8.30%
Windows XP 3.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.69%
Windows 10 Home 13.85%
Windows 7 Professional 12.31%
Windows 10 Pro 8.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.31%
Windows 8.1 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.67%
  Germany 19.02%
  France 7.21%
  Netherlands 4.26%
  Canada 3.61%
  United Kingdom 3.61%
  Australia 2.62%
  Italy 2.62%
  Austria 2.30%
  Belgium 1.97%
  Poland 1.31%
  Romania 0.98%
  Czech Republic 0.98%
  Brazil 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.03%
Dell 23.97%
Acer 13.01%
Medion 8.90%
ASUS 6.16%
Toshiba 4.79%
Lenovo 3.42%
Intel 2.05%
Samsung 2.05%
American Megatrends 1.37%
Sony 1.37%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.52%
Dell XPS 8700 2.52%
Dell XPS 8500 2.52%
ASUS All Series 2.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.52%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.68%


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