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Should I remove Microsoft XNA Game Studio Platform Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,843
United States Rank #5,209
Reach 0.1069%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.80 days
554.72 days >
Average installed length: 291.46 days


VersionDistribution 46.94% 48.50% 0.14% 3.32% 1.09%

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Microsoft XNA Game Studio Platform Tools

What is Microsoft XNA Game Studio Platform Tools?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft XNA Game Studio is a toolset that makes creating great video games for Windows-based PCs, the Zune digital media player, and the Xbox 360 console (with an active premium XNA Creators Club subscription) easier than ever. Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.0 enables hobbyists, academics, and independent game developer...  Read more


Microsoft XNA Game Studio Platform Tools is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 6.53 MB (6,848,512 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of Microsoft XNA Game Studio Platform Tools 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=15300
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{89690B51-2E21-4E93-914E-F9CAC5B24A84}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.53 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Microsoft XNA Game Studio Platform Tools?

You can uninstall Microsoft XNA Game Studio Platform Tools 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 Game Studio Platform Tools, 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 Game Studio Platform Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.20%
Windows 10 18.82%
Windows Vista 3.60%
Windows XP 1.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.29%
Windows 7 Professional 18.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.34%
Windows 10 Home 3.19%
Windows 8.1 3.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.20%
  United Kingdom 5.90%
  France 5.82%
  Germany 5.12%
  Canada 3.66%
  Brazil 2.81%
  Italy 2.68%
  Australia 2.03%
  Sweden 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  India 1.71%
  Finland 1.46%
  Poland 1.30%
  Mexico 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.37%
Dell 21.30%
Acer 14.17%
ASUS 13.20%
Lenovo 4.45%
Toshiba 4.13%
Samsung 3.32%
Alienware 1.70%
Intel 1.38%
MSI 1.30%
Apple 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.81%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.03%
ASUS All Series 2.94%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.94%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.73%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.52%

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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