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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #376
United States Rank #357
Reach 1.6449%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.10 days
386.55 days >
Average installed length: 203.11 days


4.0.30901.0 99.71%
4.0.30708.0 0.26%
4.0.30602.1 0.02%
4.0.30415.0 0.01%

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Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 Refresh

What is Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable Refresh?  (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 4.0 Refresh. This release contains improved functionality as well as new features. Installation of this runtime is unnecessary on systems with Microsoft XNA Game St...  Read more


Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 Refresh is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 4.0.30901.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 6.73 MB (7,060,992 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable Refresh come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27598
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft xna\xna game studio\v4.0\redist\dx redist
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D69C8EDE-BBC5-436B-8E0E-C5A6D311CF4F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.73 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0 Refresh

  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoff(R) DirectX per Windows(R) (Installazione di DirectX - settore a 32 bit)
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft(R) DirectX per Windows(R) (Installazione di Microsoft DirectX)
  • dsetup.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dxsetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable Refresh?

You can uninstall Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable Refresh 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 4.0 Refresh, 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 Refresh.

Win 10 48%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.18%
Windows 10 47.95%
Windows Vista 1.12%
Windows XP 0.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.66%
Windows 10 Home 14.40%
Windows 8.1 11.51%
Windows 7 Professional 8.15%
Windows 10 Pro 7.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.26%
  United Kingdom 5.54%
  France 5.24%
  Germany 4.55%
  Canada 3.95%
  Australia 2.32%
  Brazil 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Sweden 1.59%
  Italy 1.50%
  Russia 1.12%
  Spain 1.03%
  DK 0.99%
  Norway 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.80%
ASUS 19.12%
Acer 16.09%
Dell 13.54%
Lenovo 6.20%
Toshiba 4.51%
Alienware 3.49%
MSI 2.96%
Samsung 2.63%
Intel 0.97%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.20%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.46%
MSI MS-7821 2.59%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 2.35%
MSI MS-7693 2.14%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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