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Microsoft Build Tools 2013

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Microsoft Build Tools 2013 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The primary executable is named buildtools_full.exe. The setup package is about 1.07 MB (1,124,096 bytes) when donwloaded. 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 45% of users of Microsoft Build Tools 2013 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{2bceccd3-6613-4596-b748-441a06847696}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{2bceccd3-6613-4596-b748-441a06847696}\BuildTools_Full.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Build Tools 2013

Program executable:buildtools_full.exe
Name:Microsoft Build Tools 2013
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{2bceccd3-6613-4596-b748-441a06847696}\buildtools_full.exe

How do I remove Microsoft Build Tools 2013?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Build Tools 2013 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Build Tools 2013 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 Microsoft Build Tools 2013, 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 Microsoft Build Tools 2013.

Win 10 66%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 66.17%
Windows 7 33.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 14.39%
Windows 10 Pro 12.12%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.16%
  France 4.52%
  United Kingdom 4.52%
  Canada 3.87%
  Egypt 3.87%
  Italy 3.87%
  India 3.23%
  Brazil 2.58%
  Germany 2.58%
  Spain 2.58%
  Romania 2.58%
  Iran 1.94%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Finland 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.14%
Hewlett-Packard 20.48%
ASUS 13.25%
Acer 8.43%
Lenovo 6.02%
Alienware 2.41%
MSI 2.41%
Toshiba 2.41%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3537 9.52%
ASUS All Series 3.81%
Dell Precision M4800 1.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L65... 0.95%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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