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Should I remove Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,439
United States Rank #15,927
Reach 0.0105%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 72.93 days
637.94 days >
Average installed length: 335.19 days


2005 100.00%

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Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005


Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005 is a program developed by Microsoft. The main program executable is encarta.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 572.86 KB (586,606 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 60% of users of Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Encarta\Encarta Encyclopedia Standard Edition - 2005\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{055A0044-64A6-4248-A026-9745C1E9E159}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 572.86 KB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005

Program executable:encarta.exe
Microsoft Encarta 2005
Path:C:\Program Files\Encarta\Encarta Encyclopedia Standard Edition - 2005\encarta.exe
Additional files:
  • DW15.EXE - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • MOBB110.DLL - Microsoft Geography Application (Microsoft Geography Map Object)
  • ENCSPLSH.DLL - Microsoft Encarta 2005 (Microsoft Encarta 2005 Opening Screen)
  • LRMDLL.DLL - Microsoft Class Server (Microsoft Class Server Component)
  • MSSPELL3.DLL - Microsoft® Speller (Microsoft Speller DLL)
  • ESBSI.EXE - Microsoft Encarta (Encarta Search Bar Show Instruction)
  • encartar.dll - Encarta (Microsoft Encarta 2005)
  • encartau.dll

How do I remove Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005?

You can uninstall Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005 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 Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005, 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 Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2005.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.08%
Windows XP 20.19%
Windows 10 19.71%
Windows Vista 12.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.62%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.90%
Windows 7 Professional 7.43%
Windows 10 Home 6.93%
Windows 8.1 4.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.08%
  United Kingdom 18.63%
  Australia 6.84%
  Canada 5.70%
  DK 1.52%
  New Zealand 1.14%
  France 0.76%
  Finland 0.76%
  Sweden 0.76%
  Ireland 0.76%
  Singapore 0.38%
  South Africa 0.38%
  NG 0.38%
  RS 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.94%
Dell 26.62%
Acer 7.19%
Intel 6.47%
Toshiba 6.47%
American Megatrends 5.76%
ASUS 4.32%
Lenovo 2.16%
Samsung 2.16%
Gateway 2.16%
Compaq 1.44%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NP238AA-ABA e... 3.57%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1320t 2.68%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.79%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.79%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.79%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.79%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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