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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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Global Rank #2,192
United States Rank #3,167
Reach 0.2930%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.31 days
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Average installed length: 299.31 days


2.9.4175 0.02%
2.9 99.98%

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MiKTeX 2.9

What is MiKTeX?

MiKTeX is a typesetting system for Microsoft Windows that is developed by Christian Schenk. It consists of an implementation of TeX and a set of related programs. MiKTeX provides the tools necessary to prepare documents using the TeX/LaTeX markup language, as well a simple tex editor (TeXworks). MiKTeX can update itself by downloading new versions of previously installed components and packages, and has an easy installation process. Additionally, it can ask users whether they wish to download any packages that have not yet been installed but are requested by the current document.


The most common release is 2.9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named mo.exe. The setup package generally installs about 124 files and is usually about 552.91 KB (566,183 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: miktex.org/about
Help link: miktex.org/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9a
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9a\miktex/bin/internal\copystart_admin.exe" "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9a\miktex/bin/internal\uninstall_admin.exe"
Estimated size: 552.91 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MiKTeX 2.9

Program executable:mo.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\miktex 2.9\miktex\bin\mo.exe
Additional files:
  • afm2tfm.exe - MiKTeX (AFM-to-TFM Converter)
  • bibtex8.exe - BibTeX 8-bit
  • bmeps.exe - Bitmap-to-EPS Converter
  • biber.exe
  • amstex.exe
  • afm2afm.exe
  • arctrl.exe
  • bibtex.exe
  • bg5conv.exe
  • bg5latex.exe
  • bg5pdflatex.exe
  • bg5platex.exe
  • bg5pluslatex.exe
  • bg5pluspdflatex.exe
  • bg5ppdflatex.exe
  • cef5conv.exe
  • cef5latex.exe
  • cef5pdflatex.exe
  • cefconv.exe
  • ceflatex.exe
  • cefpdflatex.exe
  • cefsconv.exe
  • cefslatex.exe
  • cefspdflatex.exe
  • cjklatex.exe
  • bdftops.exe
  • a5toa4.exe
  • atl100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 10 (ATL Module for Windows)

How do I remove MiKTeX?

You can uninstall MiKTeX 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 MiKTeX 2.9, 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 MiKTeX.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.68%
Windows 10 43.60%
Windows XP 1.94%
Windows Vista 1.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.94%
Windows 7 Professional 16.79%
Windows 10 Home 11.06%
Windows 8.1 10.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.73%
  Germany 9.57%
  France 7.69%
  Italy 6.09%
  United Kingdom 4.22%
  Canada 2.89%
  Netherlands 2.79%
  Brazil 2.28%
  Belgium 2.10%
  India 1.93%
  Spain 1.91%
  DK 1.76%
  Switzerland 1.27%
  Sweden 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.45%
Dell 21.47%
ASUS 16.52%
Acer 12.45%
Lenovo 8.55%
Toshiba 5.74%
Samsung 5.14%
MSI 1.35%
Intel 0.96%
Alienware 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.83%
ASUS All Series 3.43%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.79%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.47%


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