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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 #13,158
United States Rank #9,560
Reach 0.0234%


2.1.1 56.71%
2.1.0 43.29%

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Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0

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 2.0 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 2.1.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named WebPlatformInstaller.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.93 MB (2,027,008 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 63% of users of Microsoft Web Platform Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\web platform installer
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{59996900-0E6C-45B7-8C39-C64CB98462E4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.93 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0

Program executable:WebPlatformInstaller.exe
Name:Microsoft IIS Extensions
Web Platform Installer
Additional files:
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.dll - Microsoft Web Platform Extensions
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.ui.dll
  • webplatforminstaller.exe - Web Platform Installer
  • wpidetect32.ocx - Web Platform Installer (WebPI ActiveX Detector)
  • wpidetector.ocx
  • npwpidetector.dll - WPI Detector 1.1 (wpidetector)
  • microsoft.web.platforminstaller.ui.resources.dll - Extensiones de Plataforma web de Microsoft
  • 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" "wpC://ASPNET&NETFramework4&MVC2&NETEXTENSIBILITY&ISAPIExtensions&ISAPIFilters&StaticContentCompression&DefaultDocume.

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 2.0, 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) 55%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.01%
Windows Vista 22.73%
Windows XP 11.69%
Windows 10 7.14%
Windows Server 2003 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.93%
Windows 7 Professional 10.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.20%
Windows 10 Home 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.72%
  United Kingdom 4.80%
  Canada 4.48%
  Netherlands 3.36%
  France 2.56%
  Germany 2.08%
  Italy 1.60%
  Sweden 1.12%
  Belgium 0.96%
  Israel 0.96%
  Brazil 0.80%
  Australia 0.80%
  India 0.80%
  Japan 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.99%
Hewlett-Packard 24.31%
Acer 15.28%
Toshiba 9.38%
Intel 3.47%
ASUS 2.43%
American Megatrends 1.39%
Gateway 1.04%
Medion 1.04%
Sony 1.04%
Alienware 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.65%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.91%
Gateway NV59 2.91%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.33%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 2.33%
Dell OptiPlex 780 1.74%

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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