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Should I remove HGST Align Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,763
United States Rank #23,334
Reach 0.0085%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.14 days
503.25 days >
Average installed length: 264.42 days


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HGST Align Tool

What is HGST Align Tool?  (from Acronis)

Due to Microsoft no longer supporting Windows XP after April 8, 2014, the HGST Alignment Tool for use with 4K Advanced Format drives with Windows XP will no longer be provided or supported. If you wish to continue using Windows XP and would like to use one of our Advanced Format drives, you will need to use a third-par...  Read more


HGST Align Tool is a program developed by Acronis. The main program executable is _4ae13d6c.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 74.09 MB (77,693,310 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 40% of users of HGST Align Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hgst.com/tech-support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acronis\AlignTool
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DD432BE5-28CD-413E-875F-1B04550ED306}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 74.09 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by HGST Align Tool

Program executable:_4ae13d6c.exe
Additional files:
  • MediaBuilder.exe - Acronis MediaBuilder (MediaBuilder)
  • AutoPartNt.exe - Acronis Autopart (Autopart)
  • fox.dll - FOX GUI Library
  • AlignTool.exe - HGST AlignTool

How do I remove HGST Align Tool?

You can uninstall HGST Align Tool 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 HGST Align Tool, 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 HGST Align Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.66%
Windows 10 21.56%
Windows XP 7.19%
Windows Vista 3.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.16%
Windows 7 Professional 12.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.99%
Windows 8 Pro 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.43%
  Germany 17.55%
  United Kingdom 6.91%
  France 5.32%
  Canada 4.79%
  Japan 3.72%
  Italy 2.66%
  Australia 2.13%
  Mexico 2.13%
  Hong Kong 1.60%
  Brazil 1.06%
  Egypt 1.06%
  Spain 1.06%
  India 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.17%
Acer 21.95%
Dell 17.07%
ASUS 10.98%
American Megatrends 4.88%
Intel 2.44%
Toshiba 2.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.94%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 1.96%
HP Pavilion DV6 Notebook ... 1.96%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.96%
ASUS All Series 1.96%
ASUSTeK K73SM 1.96%

About (from Acronis)

Acronis can help you securely migrate, protect and recover critical data wherever it resides in your physical, virtual or cloud environments.
Publisher URL: www.acronis.com


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