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Should I remove Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #345
United States Rank #361
Reach 1.7966%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.72 days
670.17 days >
Average installed length: 352.13 days


3.1.10527.15 0.08%
3.1.10527.0 99.92%

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Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1

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 3.1. 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 most used version is 3.1.10527.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is uninst_autoupdater.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 7.32 MB (7,671,808 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15163
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft xna\xna game studio\v3.1\redist\dx redist
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{19BFDA5D-1FE2-4F25-97F9-1A79DD04EE20}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1

Program executable:uninst_autoupdater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\softwareupdate\uninst_autoupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft(R) DirectX for Windows(R) (DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece)
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • dsetup.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)

How do I remove Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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) 63%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.02%
Windows 10 27.40%
Windows Vista 2.52%
Windows XP 2.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.95%
Windows 7 Professional 9.41%
Windows 8.1 7.41%
Windows 10 Home 5.99%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.79%
  United Kingdom 5.65%
  Germany 4.38%
  France 4.18%
  Canada 3.87%
  Australia 2.50%
  Iran 1.94%
  Brazil 1.85%
  Sweden 1.68%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Italy 1.50%
  Russia 1.20%
  Spain 1.19%
  Poland 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.07%
ASUS 16.33%
Dell 15.57%
Acer 15.18%
Lenovo 4.90%
Toshiba 4.49%
Samsung 2.95%
Alienware 2.37%
MSI 2.00%
Intel 1.10%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.17%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.31%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.79%

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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