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7% remove it93% keep it
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1.0.1215.0 99.50%

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Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 x86

What is Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v x86?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline scenarios for applications, services, and devices. Developers can build synchronization ecosystems that integrate any application and any type of data, using any protocol over any network. This service pack is in...  Read more


Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 x86 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 1.0.1215.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named synchronization.dll. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.72 MB (2,852,864 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 33% of users of Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v x86 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sync framework\v1.0\runtime\x86
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A8BD5A60-E843-46DC-8271-ABF20756BE0F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.72 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 x86

Program module:synchronization.dll
Name:Microsoft Synchronization Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft sync framework\v1.0\runtime\x86\synchronization.dll
Additional files:
  • feedsync.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework
  • microsoft.synchronization.dll - Microsoft.Synchronization

How do I remove Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v x86?

You can uninstall Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v x86 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 Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x86), 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 Sync Framework Runtime v x86.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.73%
Windows XP 21.59%
Windows Vista 14.99%
Windows 10 10.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 21.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.55%
Windows 7 Professional 14.60%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.49%
Windows 8 Pro 2.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.44%
  Germany 11.87%
  India 5.27%
  France 4.63%
  United Kingdom 4.31%
  Iran 3.62%
  Italy 2.66%
  Canada 2.35%
  Australia 1.78%
  Belgium 1.46%
  Brazil 1.40%
  Indonesia 1.21%
  MA 1.08%
  Netherlands 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.01%
Hewlett-Packard 19.71%
Acer 12.09%
Intel 6.57%
Toshiba 4.07%
American Megatrends 3.42%
Lenovo 3.15%
Medion 2.89%
ASUS 2.50%
Sahara 1.18%
Samsung 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.81%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.46%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.11%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.75%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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