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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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MinGW 5.1.4

What is MinGW?  (from MinGW)

MinGW, a contraction of "Minimalist GNU for Windows", is a minimalist development environment for native Microsoft Windows applications. MinGW provides a complete Open Source programming tool set which is suitable for the development of native MS-Windows applications, and which do not depend on any 3rd-party C-Runtime...  Read more


MinGW 5.1.4 is a software program developed by MinGW. The primary executable is named MinGW-5.1.4.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 552.63 KB (565,890 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 43% of users of MinGW come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mingw.org
Installation folder: C:\MinGW
Uninstaller: C:\MinGW\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 552.63 KB

Program filesFiles installed by MinGW 5.1.4

Program executable:MinGW-5.1.4.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • MinGW-5.1.4.exe
  • MSYS-1.0.10.exe
  • uninst.exe

How do I remove MinGW?

You can uninstall MinGW 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 MinGW 5.1.4, 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 MinGW.

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.45%
Windows 10 27.27%
Windows XP 13.64%
Windows Vista 13.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.45%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 10 Home 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.10%
  France 8.62%
  Sweden 5.17%
  Spain 5.17%
  Japan 3.45%
  Netherlands 3.45%
  Canada 3.45%
  Poland 3.45%
  BH 1.72%
  Taiwan 1.72%
  Norway 1.72%
  Switzerland 1.72%
  Finland 1.72%
  Australia 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 24.32%
Hewlett-Packard 24.32%
Dell 10.81%
Acer 10.81%
Lenovo 10.81%
Sony 5.41%
Toshiba 2.70%
Gateway 2.70%
Compaq 2.70%
American Megatrends 2.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.56%
LENOVO Lenovo G780 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 2.78%
Sony VPCSA4AJ 2.78%
Sony SVS1511C5E 2.78%
MSI MS-7673 2.78%


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