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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,430
United States Rank #2,275
Reach 0.2577%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 200.27 days
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Average installed length: 458.81 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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What is Microsoft_VC90_CRT_x86?  (from Microsoft)

This package installs runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. For libraries that support side-by-side deployment model (CRT, SCL, ATL, MFC, OpenMP) they are installed into the native assembly cache, also called WinSxS folder, on versions of Windows operating system tha...  Read more


Microsoft_VC90_CRT_x86 is a program developed by Microsoft. The setup package is about 1.38 MB (1,443,840 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 51% of users of Microsoft_VC90_CRT_x86 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zebw5zk9(VS.90).aspx
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DF2035BE-5820-4965-BD97-7FAF8D4A7879}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Microsoft_VC90_CRT_x86?

You can uninstall Microsoft_VC90_CRT_x86 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_VC90_CRT_x86, 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_VC90_CRT_x86.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.33%
Windows 10 11.41%
Windows Vista 2.20%
Windows XP 2.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.23%
Windows 10 Pro 3.40%
Windows 10 Home 2.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.65%
  Germany 5.44%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  France 3.17%
  Canada 2.88%
  Czech Republic 2.22%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Australia 1.98%
  Italy 1.74%
  Brazil 1.48%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Austria 1.27%
  South Africa 1.19%
  Spain 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 83.66%
Dell 8.83%
Acer 2.34%
ASUS 1.48%
Toshiba 0.81%
Lenovo 0.64%
Intel 0.60%
Samsung 0.38%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 33.43%
HP 630 Notebook PC 11.05%
HP ProBook 4730s 9.61%
HP 635 Notebook PC 6.58%
HP ProBook 4535s 4.63%
HP 500B Microtower 3.28%

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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