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Should I remove Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,366
United States Rank #11,492
Reach 0.0572%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.05 days
208.03 days >
Average installed length: 109.31 days


8.00.2039 11.09%
8.00.761 36.38%
8.00.760 16.77%
8.00.534 0.62%
8.00.384 1.06%
8.00.204 0.18%
8.00.194 33.90%

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Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine

What is Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine?

Microsoft SQL Server Data Engine is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. It is a scaled-down version of Microsoft SQL Serverwhich is free for non-commercial use as well as certain limited commercial use. MSDE could be distributed with commercial products by registering with Microsoft.


The most used version is 8.00.761, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 2.37 MB (2,481,664 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver
Help link: support.microsoft.com?kbid=830477
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E09B48B5-E141-427A-AB0C-D3605127224A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine?

You can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine 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 Desktop Engine, 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 Desktop Engine.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.57%
Windows XP 30.35%
Windows 10 9.94%
Windows Vista 4.53%
Windows Server 2003 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 30.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.48%
Windows 7 Professional 10.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.77%
Windows 8.1 1.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.15%
  Iran 20.21%
  Netherlands 4.07%
  Germany 3.59%
  Italy 3.59%
  United Kingdom 2.85%
  Brazil 2.77%
  BO 2.53%
  France 2.53%
  India 2.53%
  Turkey 2.36%
  Taiwan 1.63%
  Spain 1.63%
  Canada 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 17.50%
Acer 14.56%
ASUS 7.06%
Intel 5.74%
American Megatrends 5.15%
Lenovo 4.41%
Toshiba 3.09%
Samsung 2.06%
Sahara 1.91%
Sony 0.59%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.39%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.03%

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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