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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,311
United States Rank #4,467
Reach 0.1709%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.75 days
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Average installed length: 228.68 days


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Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Design Tools ENU

What is Microsoft SQL Server Compact Design Tools ENU?

Microsoft SQL Server Compact (SQL CE) is a compact relational database produced by Microsoft for applications that run on mobile devices and desktops. SQL Server Compact shares a common API with the other Microsoft SQL Server editions. SQL CE databases reside in a single .sdf file, which can be up to 4 GB in size. The .sdf file can be encrypted with 128-bit encryption for data security. SQL CE targets occasionally connected applications and applications with an embedded database. It is free to download and redistribute.


The setup package is about 3.3 MB (3,460,096 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=81488
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2E5C075E-11AB-4BDD-918C-7B9A68953FF8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.3 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server Compact Design Tools ENU?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server Compact Design Tools ENU 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 SQL Server Compact 3.5 Design Tools ENU, 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 SQL Server Compact Design Tools ENU.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.83%
Windows 10 20.66%
Windows XP 7.74%
Windows Vista 4.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.10%
Windows 7 Professional 16.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.90%
Windows 10 Home 3.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.32%
  India 8.46%
  United Kingdom 4.01%
  Brazil 3.71%
  Iran 3.34%
  Canada 2.10%
  Saudi Arabia 2.07%
  Italy 2.02%
  Egypt 1.80%
  Philippines 1.72%
  France 1.46%
  Indonesia 1.46%
  Israel 1.46%
  Australia 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.35%
Hewlett-Packard 25.27%
Acer 14.84%
ASUS 8.39%
Lenovo 5.04%
Toshiba 4.90%
Samsung 4.32%
Intel 2.86%
American Megatrends 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.37%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.47%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.90%

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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