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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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United States Rank #11,399
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VersionDistribution 22.12% 23.04% 0.46% 0.69% 33.41% 19.82% 0.46%

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Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 V2

What is Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000?

Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 is a vector graphics and raster imaging software package developed by Microsoft. PhotoDraw fills a hole in the Office productivity suite, which includes software programs for word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and alike, but lacks a capable image creation and editing program. Office 97-2002 typically included Microsoft Photo Editor, a lightweight bitmap editor.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is photodrw.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 692.53 KB (709,149 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\windows\fonts
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3C5EA394-1033-11D2-A2CB-00C04F72F31D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 692.53 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 V2

Program executable:photodrw.exe
Name:Microsoft PhotoDraw
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office\photodrw.exe
Additional files:
  • mso9.dll - Microsoft Office 2000 (Microsoft Office 2000 component)
  • ows.dll - Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office Server Extensions)
  • aw.dll
  • msohelp.exe
  • lvreg.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • photodrw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{721FC8A9-A3C4-44F3-BBC7-7AE0C356D3DA}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000?

You can uninstall Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 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 PhotoDraw 2000 V2, 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 PhotoDraw 2000.

Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.68%
Windows 10 20.05%
Windows XP 12.67%
Windows Vista 7.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.47%
Windows 7 Professional 15.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.12%
Windows 10 Home 6.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.65%
  Germany 20.11%
  United Kingdom 5.85%
  Israel 3.11%
  Australia 1.83%
  Canada 1.83%
  Italy 1.65%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Austria 1.10%
  Switzerland 0.91%
  Japan 0.91%
  Spain 0.73%
  Ireland 0.73%
  Belgium 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.08%
Hewlett-Packard 23.39%
Acer 20.16%
Toshiba 2.82%
ASUS 2.42%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Lenovo 2.02%
Medion 1.61%
Sony 1.21%
Intel 1.21%
Sahara 1.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.92%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.27%
Sony VPCEB25FX 3.27%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 1.96%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.96%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.96%

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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