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Should I remove LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,363
United States Rank #8,637
Reach 0.0399%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.96 days
706.76 days >
Average installed length: 371.35 days


VersionDistribution 9.29% 7.89% 41.22% 41.60%

Typically installed together


What is LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software?  (from LEGO)

LEGO┬« MINDSTORMS┬« NXT is back and better than ever, with new robot models, even more customizable programming, and all-new technology including a color sensor! LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 combines the unlimited versatility of the LEGO building system with an intelligent microcomputer brick and intuitive drag-and-drop progr...  Read more


LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software v2.0 is a program developed by LEGO. The most used version is, 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 main program executable is mindstormsnxt.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 591.34 KB (605,532 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 48% of users of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: mindstorms.lego.com
Help link: mindstorms.lego.com/support/?sw=2.0&nxtswid=4
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lego software\lego mindstorms nxt
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5B7EDCF8-E6AD-4E99-972C-34BF1F07B349}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 591.34 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software v2.0

Program executable:mindstormsnxt.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\lego software\lego mindstorms nxt\mindstormsnxt.exe
Additional files:
  • nspr4.dll (by Netscape Communications) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • nss3.dll (by Netscape Communications) - Network Security Services (NSS Base Library)
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • js3250.dll - NETSCAPE (Netscape 32-bit JavaScript Module)
  • gkgfx.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Mozilla
  • mozz.dll (by Mozilla Foundation)
  • xpcom.dll
  • xpcom_compat.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MINDSTORMSNXT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{80E26D65-4692-4CDE-8FB7-7AD2BC9A3D7E}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software?

You can uninstall LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software 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 LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software v2.0, 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 LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.34%
Windows 10 34.43%
Windows Vista 3.68%
Windows XP 2.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.87%
Windows 8.1 11.25%
Windows 7 Professional 10.87%
Windows 10 Home 8.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.16%
Windows 10 Pro 3.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.07%
  Germany 9.59%
  Canada 5.01%
  Netherlands 3.75%
  United Kingdom 3.55%
  France 3.34%
  Australia 2.92%
  Italy 2.09%
  DK 1.67%
  Israel 1.56%
  Brazil 1.46%
  Belgium 1.46%
  Sweden 1.25%
  Poland 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.90%
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
ASUS 15.07%
Acer 13.89%
Toshiba 7.44%
Lenovo 6.26%
Samsung 4.70%
Medion 1.57%
Intel 1.17%
Alienware 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.72%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.48%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.07%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.65%

Publisher URL: www.lego.com


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