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Should I remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - ENU?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,518
United States Rank #1,444
Reach 0.4500%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.73 days
670.39 days >
Average installed length: 352.24 days


10.0.40219 53.48%
10.0.31118 0.01%
10.0.30319 46.49%
10.0.30128 0.01%

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - ENU

What is Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - ENU?

Microsoft Visual Studio Express is a set of freeware integrated development environments (IDE) developed by Microsoft that are lightweight versions of the Microsoft Visual Studio product line. The idea of Express editions is to provide streamlined, easy-to-use and easy-to-learn IDEs for users other than professional software developers, such as hobbyists and students. Visual Studio is extensible by nature, ultimately consisting of a core "shell" that implements all commands, windows, editors, project types, languages, and other features through dynamically loadable modules called "packages".


The most common release is 10.0.40219, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 538.5 KB (551,424 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=133405
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\web platform installer
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BCA26999-EC22-3007-BB79-638913079C9A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 538.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - ENU

  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.dll - Microsoft Web Platform Extensions
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.ui.dll
  • webpicmd.exe
  • webplatforminstaller.exe - Web Platform Installer
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.ui.resources.dll - Extensiones de Plataforma web de Microsoft
  • webpicmd.resources.dll
  • webplatforminstaller.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run Once)
  • webplatforminstaller.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'WebPlatformInstaller' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\WebPlatformInstaller.exe" "/id" "WebMatrix" "/runonce".

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - ENU?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - 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 Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - 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 Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - ENU.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.55%
Windows 10 27.02%
Windows Vista 1.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.22%
Windows 7 Professional 13.51%
Windows 8.1 6.22%
Windows 10 Home 4.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.61%
  United Kingdom 6.47%
  Canada 3.78%
  Netherlands 2.36%
  Brazil 2.28%
  Australia 2.07%
  Israel 1.61%
  India 1.57%
  Sweden 1.46%
  Poland 1.31%
  Belgium 1.24%
  France 1.21%
  Saudi Arabia 1.07%
  Germany 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.31%
Dell 22.04%
Acer 13.78%
ASUS 12.95%
Toshiba 7.04%
Lenovo 5.44%
Samsung 3.92%
Intel 1.10%
MSI 0.90%
Alienware 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.72%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.10%
ASUS All Series 3.57%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.48%

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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