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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,818
United States Rank #1,172
Reach 0.3677%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.23 days
508.21 days >
Average installed length: 267.03 days


8.0.60940.0 0.03%
8.0.50727.940 0.01%

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Runtime

What is Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Runtime?

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition (VSTO 2005 SE) redistributable package installs the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime, which is required to run solutions built using VSTO 2005 or VSTO 2005 SE. This runtime supports solutions built for Microsoft Office 2003 or the 2007 Microsoft Office system.


The most used version is 8.0.60940.0, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is VSTORuntime.dll. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 6.67 MB (6,994,055 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24263
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=45396
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\8.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{388E4B09-3E71-4649-8921-F44A3A2954A7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Runtime

Program module:VSTORuntime.dll
Name:Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSTO\8.0\VSTORuntime.dll
Additional files:
  • Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common2007.dll
  • Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.dll
  • Microsoft.Office.Tools.Outlook.dll
  • Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime.dll
  • AddinLoader.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (VSTO AddinLoader Component)
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.OfficeTools.Controls.UnmanagedWrapper.dll - Microsoft.VisualStudio.OfficeTools.Controls.UnmanagedWrapper
  • VSTOActionsPaneEngine.dll - VSTOActionsPaneEngine
  • VSTOLoader.dll - VSTOLoader Component
  • VSTORuntime.dll - VSTORuntime
  • VSTORuntimeStorageCtrl.dll - VSTORuntimeStorageCtrl
  • VSTOStorageWrapper.dll - VSTOStorageWrapper

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Runtime?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Runtime 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 Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Runtime, 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 Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Runtime.

Win 10 43%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.12%
Windows 10 43.26%
Windows Vista 7.45%
Windows XP 5.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.59%
Windows 8.1 21.98%
Windows 7 Professional 13.14%
Windows 10 Home 9.45%
Windows 8 7.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.40%
  United Kingdom 17.67%
  Canada 1.97%
  Portugal 1.06%
  Ireland 0.69%
  Czech Republic 0.57%
  Turkey 0.49%
  India 0.47%
  South Africa 0.33%
  Italy 0.26%
  Spain 0.24%
  Australia 0.24%
  Hungary 0.20%
  Greece 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 47.17%
Dell 22.39%
Hewlett-Packard 17.68%
Toshiba 5.06%
ASUS 2.44%
Intel 1.36%
Lenovo 1.04%
Samsung 0.65%
American Megatrends 0.31%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-571 11.11%
Acer Aspire E1-572 4.17%
Acer Aspire E1-570 3.91%
Acer Aspire V3-571 3.64%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 3.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.84%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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