84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove MSI Fast Boot?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #5,127
United States Rank #4,765
Reach 0.0980%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.56 days
222.89 days >
Average installed length: 117.11 days


VersionDistribution 0.10% 0.05% 1.71% 5.12% 1.55% 2.28% 36.90% 42.86% 9.42%

MSI Fast Boot


MSI Fast Boot is a software program developed by MSI Co., LTD. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 5.28 MB (5,533,137 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% of users of MSI Fast Boot come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI\Fast Boot\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI\Fast Boot\unins001.exe"
Estimated size: 5.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Fast Boot

  • Driver_Engine.dll (by MSI)
  • FastBootService.exe (by MSI) - FastBoot Service (FastBootService)
  • NTIOLib.sys - NTIOLib
  • NTIOLib_X64.sys
  • acpimof.dll (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Resource only DLL containing MOF for ASL code)
  • FastBoot.exe (by Micro-Star INT'L CO.,LTD) - Fast Boot
  • StartFastBoot.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • StartFastBoot.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Fast Boot.
  • FastBootService.exe runs as a service named 'MSI Fast Boot Service' (MSI_FastBoot) "MSI Fast Boot Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • StartFastBoot.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'StartFastBoot' and executes as C:\Program Files\MSI\Fast Boot\StartFastBoot.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • StartFastBoot.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Fast Boot' which loads as C:\Program Files\MSI\Fast Boot\StartFastBoot.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000453892%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003416%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001123%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove MSI Fast Boot?

You can uninstall MSI Fast Boot 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 MSI Fast Boot, 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 MSI Fast Boot.

Win 10 71%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 71.32%
Windows 7 28.53%
Windows Vista 0.10%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 28.93%
Windows 10 Home 19.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.81%
Windows 7 Professional 7.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.38%
  France 9.65%
  Germany 7.21%
  United Kingdom 5.27%
  Italy 3.71%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Canada 1.94%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Australia 1.22%
  Poland 1.22%
  Spain 1.18%
  DK 1.14%
  South Africa 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 41.23%
Acer 28.51%
MSI 19.74%
Dell 3.95%
Hewlett-Packard 3.95%
Alienware 0.88%
Samsung 0.88%
Lenovo 0.88%
Common models
MSI MS-7917 8.42%
MSI MS-7821 7.79%
MSI MS-7693 7.73%
MSI MS-7817 6.58%
MSI MS-7850 6.47%
MSI MS-7816 5.10%

About MSI Co., LTD

Micro-Star International (MSI) is a motherboard and video card manufacturer that also manufactures a wide range of products including notebooks, gaming laptops, All-in-One PCs, servers and workstations, industrial PCs, household appliances, car infotainment products, barebone systems and communication devices.
Publisher URL: www.msi.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.