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Should I remove Microsoft Picture It! Express 9?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,810
United States Rank #13,808
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9.0.1509 15.00%
9.0.1423 2.86%
9.0.1305 22.86%
9.0.0912 17.14% 42.14%

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Microsoft Picture It! Express 9


Microsoft Picture It! Express 9 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release 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 primary executable is named pi.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 55.75 MB (58,453,541 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 93% of users of Microsoft Picture It! Express 9 come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?prd=10964&pver=9.0&plcid=0x409&ar=AddRemove&sar=Microsoft
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?prd=10964&pver=9.0&plcid=0x409&ar=AddRemove&sar=PictureIt
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Picture It! 9\
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe /i {DBA8B9E1-C6FF-4624-9598-73D3B41A0900}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 55.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Picture It! Express 9

Program executable:pi.exe
Name:Microsoft Picture It! 9
Picture It! 9
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft picture it! 9\pi.exe
Additional files:
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • dw15.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • Pod9.exe - Microsoft Digital Image Library (Digital Image Library)
  • PodData.dll
  • PodMain.dll
  • atl70.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • mfc70.dll - MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version
  • mfc70u.dll
  • MFC71.dll
  • msvcp70.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr70.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll
  • VCDWiz.exe - Assistant CD Vidéo Microsoft (VCD Wizard)
  • pip.exe - Microsoft Picture It! 9 (Picture It! 9)
  • PSCore1Lite.dll - Plus! Photo Story Lite
  • pslite.exe
  • PSSourceFilterLite.dll - Plus! Photo Story Lite PSSourceFilterLite
  • SQLDB20.dll - Microsoft (R) MSSL 2.0 (Microsoft SQLDB 2.0)
  • SQLSE20.dll - Microsoft Sqlse 2.0
  • WavDestLite.dll - Plus! Photo Story Lite WavDestLite
  • pibase.dll - Microsoft Picture It! (Picture It! Module)
  • piedit.dll
  • pitask.dll
  • piview.dll
  • piwa.dll
  • workssvc.dll - Microsoft® Works 7 (Microsoft® Works Task Launcher Services)
  • picore.dll - CoreEngine Module
  • cpiqrtf5.dll - Microsoft® Quill (Microsoft® Quill 98)
  • gdiplus.dll - Microsoft GDI+
  • piutil.dll - PIUtil Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • pi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{557EF6FE-880F-47FB-A7B3-8CAC3BE31203}' (runs on registration).
  • dw15.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1E271C45-5421-4312-B533-000AEA6C245F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Microsoft Picture It! Express 9?

You can uninstall Microsoft Picture It! Express 9 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 Picture It! Express 9, 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 Picture It! Express 9.

Win XP 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.71%
Windows 7 31.43%
Windows 10 10.00%
Windows Vista 7.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 49.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.58%
Windows 7 Professional 6.82%
Windows 8.1 3.03%
Windows 8 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.83%
  Spain 1.35%
  Germany 0.90%
  Canada 0.90%
  United Kingdom 0.90%
  Singapore 0.45%
  France 0.45%
  Argentina 0.45%
  Philippines 0.45%
  Romania 0.45%
  Israel 0.45%
  Poland 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.32%
Hewlett-Packard 29.06%
Intel 9.40%
American Megatrends 5.98%
Gateway 3.42%
Sahara 2.56%
Toshiba 1.71%
Acer 1.71%
Lenovo 0.85%
Compaq 0.85%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 4.42%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 3.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.77%

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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