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Should I remove Microsoft Works?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #67
United States Rank #55
Reach 5.7820%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.59 days
400.95 days >
Average installed length: 210.67 days


9.7.0621 81.03%
08.05.0914 0.34%
08.05.0903 0.00%
08.05.0822 5.99%
08.05.0818 9.62%
08.04.0820 0.00%
08.04.0702 0.91%
08.04.0623 1.14%
08.04.0504 0.13%
07.03.0719 0.44%
07.03.0522 0.11%
07.03.0512 0.28%

Typically installed together

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Microsoft Works

What is Microsoft Works?

Microsoft Works is an integrated package software that was produced by Microsoft. Works is smaller, less expensive, and has fewer features than Microsoft Office or other major office suites. Its core functionality includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database management system. Microsoft Works has built-in compatibility for the Microsoft Office document formats (DOC and XLS), including, but not limited to, the ability of the Works Word Processor to open Microsoft Word documents and the ability of the Works Spreadsheet to open Microsoft Excel workbooks.


The most common release is 9.7.0621, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named gtngstrtd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 729.92 KB (747,439 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.microsoft.com/ph/1188
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=6831
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{685B9AFA-1A5B-48FF-A02E-AA6C0029B2FF}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6D52C408-B09A-4520-9B18-475B81D393F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 729.92 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Works

Program executable:gtngstrtd.exe
Additional files:
  • msitss.dll - Microsoft(R) Infotech Information Storage System Library (Microsoft® InfoTech Storage System Library)
  • itircl54.dll - Microsoft (R) Infotech Technology Library (Microsoft® InfoTech IR Local DLL)

How do I remove Microsoft Works?

You can uninstall Microsoft Works 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 Works, 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 Works.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.48%
Windows Vista 33.03%
Windows 10 8.04%
Windows XP 2.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 28.18%
Windows 10 Home 5.30%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.35%
Windows 7 Professional 1.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.39%
  Germany 6.96%
  United Kingdom 6.33%
  France 4.28%
  Canada 3.73%
  Italy 2.52%
  Netherlands 1.26%
  Spain 1.20%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Sweden 0.86%
  Australia 0.78%
  Brazil 0.59%
  Mexico 0.48%
  Finland 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.92%
Acer 21.71%
Dell 18.86%
Toshiba 13.30%
Medion 2.71%
Sony 1.59%
Samsung 1.56%
Gateway 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.65%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.63%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.89%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.84%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.65%

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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