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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,361
United States Rank #7,021
Reach 0.0708%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 85.07 days
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Average installed length: 413.58 days


4.0.1863 100.00%

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Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.5

What is Microsoft Web Platform Installer?  (from Microsoft)

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer easy. The Web PI also makes it easy to install and run the most popular free web...  Read more


Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.5 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The primary executable is named WebPlatformInstaller.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.51 MB (1,581,056 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 42% of users of Microsoft Web Platform Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\web platform installer
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{458707CD-9D7A-477F-B925-02242A29673B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.5

Program executable:WebPlatformInstaller.exe
Name:Microsoft Web Platform Extensions
Web Platform Installer
Additional files:
  • 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 Web Platform Installer?

You can uninstall Microsoft Web Platform Installer 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 Web Platform Installer 4.5, 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 Web Platform Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.12%
Windows 10 27.79%
Windows XP 3.30%
Windows Vista 2.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.70%
Windows 7 Professional 18.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.72%
Windows 8 Pro 7.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.47%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.31%
  United Kingdom 5.48%
  Brazil 4.42%
  Germany 3.17%
  Canada 2.84%
  France 2.64%
  Italy 2.44%
  India 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Japan 1.91%
  Taiwan 1.78%
  Australia 1.45%
  Israel 1.45%
  Belgium 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.72%
Hewlett-Packard 24.66%
Acer 10.92%
ASUS 9.57%
Lenovo 5.41%
Toshiba 5.29%
Samsung 4.50%
Intel 3.38%
Apple 0.90%
Sony 0.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.68%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.60%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.34%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.34%

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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