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Should I remove Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,256
United States Rank #4,438
Reach 0.0946%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.44 days
455.43 days >
Average installed length: 239.29 days


VersionDistribution 1.77% 0.11% 5.42% 0.32% 8.90% 0.05% 57.43% 4.88% 0.16% 0.16% 0.05% 14.48% 6.27%

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Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders

What is Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders?  (from Microsoft)

Mouse Without Borders is a Microsoft Garage project by Truong Do. Garage projects are side projects that Microsoft employees like Truong build for fun on their nights and weekends. Mouse Without Borders was designed for people who use many computers in the same room. For example, a laptop or tablet that you take to mee...  Read more


Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 1.08 MB (1,130,496 bytes). The installed file microsoft.officelabs.update.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 55% of users of Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35460
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft garage\mouse without borders
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D3BC954F-D661-474C-B367-30EB6E56542E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders

  • microsoft.diagnostics.tracing.eventsource.dll - Microsoft.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource
  • microsoft.officelabs.update.dll - Microsoft Office Labs Auto Update (Microsoft Office Labs Automatic Updater)
  • mousewithoutborderssvc.exe - Mouse without Borders Service
  • microsoft.officelabs.common.dll - Microsoft.OfficeLabs.Common
  • mousewithoutborders.exe - Mouse without Borders
  • verchecker.exe
  • microsoft.applicationinsights.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mousewithoutborders.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5F625ACC-353F-47B0-9386-8604860370CC}' (runs on registration).
  • mousewithoutborderssvc.exe runs as a service named 'Mouse without Borders Service' (MouseWithoutBordersSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • mousewithoutborders.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Mouse without Borders' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Garage\Mouse without Borders\MouseWithoutBorders.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mousewithoutborders.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Garage\Mouse without Borders\MouseWithoutBorders.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005475984%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031678%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00023081%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,293,793
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:158 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders?

You can uninstall Microsoft Garage Mouse without Borders 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 Garage Mouse without Borders, 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 Garage Mouse without Borders.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.80%
Windows 10 42.25%
Windows XP 4.18%
Windows Vista 1.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.90%
Windows 7 Professional 16.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.28%
Windows 10 Home 8.56%
Windows 10 Pro 8.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.18%
  Germany 12.01%
  United Kingdom 3.90%
  Japan 2.82%
  Canada 2.82%
  France 2.77%
  Australia 2.25%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  South Africa 1.00%
  Belgium 1.00%
  Italy 0.91%
  Norway 0.78%
  Switzerland 0.74%
  Austria 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.31%
Hewlett-Packard 25.15%
Acer 11.55%
ASUS 8.56%
Lenovo 4.23%
Samsung 3.20%
Medion 2.47%
Intel 2.27%
Toshiba 2.16%
Sahara 1.13%
MSI 0.82%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.68%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.51%
Dell XPS 8300 2.97%
MEDION MS-7848 2.70%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.43%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.16%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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