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Should I remove Microsoft Build Tools 2015?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,833
United States Rank #15,435
Reach 0.0135%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.74 days
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Average installed length: 26.93 days


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Microsoft Build Tools 2015


Microsoft Build Tools 2015 is a program developed by Microsoft. The main program executable is buildtools_full.exe. The setup package is about 1.99 MB (2,086,296 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of Microsoft Build Tools 2015 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\package cache\{d21da0dd-4ba4-4838-ba58-64cf7a77131a}
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{d21da0dd-4ba4-4838-ba58-64cf7a77131a}\BuildTools_Full.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Build Tools 2015

Program executable:buildtools_full.exe
Name:Microsoft Build Tools 2015
Path:C:\ProgramData\package cache\{d21da0dd-4ba4-4838-ba58-64cf7a77131a}\buildtools_full.exe

How do I remove Microsoft Build Tools 2015?

You can uninstall Microsoft Build Tools 2015 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 Microsoft Build Tools 2015, 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 Microsoft Build Tools 2015.

Win 10 73%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 73.41%
Windows 7 26.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 30.71%
Windows 10 Home 22.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.36%
Windows 7 Professional 5.24%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.45%
  France 4.83%
  Russia 4.83%
  Germany 4.83%
  Turkey 4.53%
  Brazil 4.23%
  Spain 3.93%
  Italy 3.32%
  Netherlands 1.81%
  Canada 1.81%
  Sweden 1.51%
  United Kingdom 1.51%
  Singapore 1.21%
  Romania 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.71%
Acer 19.29%
Dell 17.14%
ASUS 15.71%
Lenovo 9.29%
Samsung 4.29%
MSI 3.57%
Apple 2.14%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.00%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.40%
MSI MS-7641 2.40%
MSI MS-7850 2.40%
ASUSTeK X555LD 1.60%

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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