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Should I remove Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7?

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 #1,660
United States Rank #1,120
Reach 0.4094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.69 days
403.76 days >
Average installed length: 212.14 days


1.0.40517.00 99.39%
1.0.40429.00 0.58%
1.0.40331.00 0.02%

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Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7

What is Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7?

The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a collection of games and applications that are made available to computers with multi-touch enabled displays running Windows 7.

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The most used version is 1.0.40517.00, 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 software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 39.17 MB (41,069,110 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17368
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=147386
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8FF90DB8-6DED-44A3-B182-244FEC09012F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 39.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7

  • Collage.exe - Microsoft® Touch Pack for Windows® 7 (Collage)
  • CustomActions.exe - CustomActions
  • FirstRun.exe - FirstRun
  • Globe.exe - Globe
  • Microsoft.Surface.TouchApps.Globe.Controls.MapControl.dll - MapControl
  • Microsoft.Surface.TouchApps.Globe.Presentation.dll - Microsoft.Surface.TouchApps.Globe.Presentation
  • Microsoft.Surface.TouchApps.Globe.Presentation.XmlSerializers.dll - Microsoft.Surface.TouchApps.Globe.Presentation.XmlSerializers
  • Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack.Common.dll
  • Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack.Common.Wpf.dll - WpfCommon
  • Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack.Core.dll - Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack.Core
  • Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack.dll - Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack
  • Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack.Presentation.dll - Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack.Presentation
  • Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack.Presentation.Generic.dll - Microsoft.Surface.TouchPack.Presentation.Generic
  • Microsoft-TouchPackForWindows7-SurfaceCollage.man.dll - Microsoft-TouchPackForWindows7-SurfaceCollage.man
  • Microsoft-TouchPackForWindows7-SurfaceGlobe.man.dll - Microsoft-TouchPackForWindows7-SurfaceGlobe.man
  • Microsoft-TouchPackForWindows7-SurfaceLagoon.man.dll - Microsoft-TouchPackForWindows7-SurfaceLagoon.man
  • TouchpackShellResources.dll - Touch Pack resource library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Collage.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MSTPCollageHandler' with the ProgID of 'Microsoft.Surface.TouchApps.Collage.1.0' and the action verb 'open.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Globe.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5C9DC403-C300-4A4B-B41C-15CA31425D14}' (runs on registration).
  • FirstRun.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F10C622A-49C2-4E22-A7A9-B07810404B85}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7?

You can uninstall Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 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 Touch Pack for Windows 7, 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 Touch Pack for Windows 7.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.52%
Windows 10 13.10%
Windows XP 0.33%
Windows Vista 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.90%
Windows 10 Home 8.82%
Windows 7 Professional 6.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.32%
Windows 10 Pro 1.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.26%
  United Kingdom 6.69%
  Germany 4.39%
  Australia 3.41%
  France 3.22%
  Canada 3.14%
  Netherlands 1.03%
  Italy 0.89%
  Belgium 0.77%
  Spain 0.64%
  Mexico 0.58%
  Brazil 0.55%
  New Zealand 0.46%
  Taiwan 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.89%
Acer 20.50%
Dell 17.16%
Sony 5.73%
ASUS 3.72%
Toshiba 2.57%
Medion 2.26%
MSI 1.18%
Common models
Dell Inspiron One 2320 7.06%
Dell Inspiron One 2305 4.99%
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 4.12%
Gateway ZX6971 4.08%
Acer Aspire Z5610 3.09%
ASUSTeK ET2410 2.83%

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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