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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 227.15 days


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Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.0

What is Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable?

The XNA Framework Redistributable download provides game developers with the XNA Framework run-time libraries they can include with their product for redistribution on Windows XP and Windows Vista.

About  (from Microsoft)

The XNA Framework Redistributable provides the necessary runtime components to execute a game on Windows that was developed using Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0. This release contains improved functionality along with new features. Installation of this runtime is not necessary on systems that already have Microsoft XNA ...  Read more


The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 7.61 MB (7,982,080 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22588
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\dhtmled
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3898934B-05AE-41CD-96BE-70DA9BFBCE1F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.0

Program executable:javaws.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_71\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Microsoft DirectX Setup)
  • dsetup.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • microsoft.sqlserver.transactsql.scriptdom.dll - Microsoft SQL Server
  • microsoft.sqlserver.transactsql.scriptdom.resources.dll

How do I remove Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable?

You can uninstall Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 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 XNA Framework Redistributable 3.0, 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 XNA Framework Redistributable.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.70%
Windows 10 16.20%
Windows Vista 1.06%
Windows XP 1.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.60%
Windows 7 Professional 8.55%
Windows 10 Home 8.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.05%
Windows 8.1 1.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.54%
  United Kingdom 5.89%
  Germany 5.01%
  France 3.46%
  Canada 2.98%
  Australia 2.85%
  Italy 2.15%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Spain 1.29%
  Belgium 0.89%
  Brazil 0.83%
  Mexico 0.67%
  Sweden 0.66%
  Iran 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.70%
Acer 19.89%
Dell 18.69%
ASUS 7.32%
Sony 4.19%
Toshiba 2.08%
Medion 1.82%
MSI 1.55%
Samsung 1.20%
Common models
Dell Inspiron One 2320 7.04%
Dell Inspiron One 2305 5.03%
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 4.00%
Gateway ZX6971 3.82%
Acer Aspire Z5610 3.10%
ASUSTeK ET2410 2.78%

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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