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Should I remove Nikon Message Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,087
United States Rank #1,598
Reach 0.3107%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.50 days
899.76 days >
Average installed length: 472.76 days


0.92.000 98.73%
0.91.000 1.22%
0.90.000 0.05%

Typically installed together

Nikon Message Center

What is Nikon Message Center?  (from Nikon)

Nikon Message Center is a software application and service that informs users of the latest information regarding updates to Nikon software and firmware upgrades for Nikon products. By downloading and installing this software, the latest download information for supported Nikon software applications and firmware update...  Read more


Nikon Message Center is a program developed by Nikon. The most used version is 0.92.000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is NkMC.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 2.1 MB (2,204,139 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 61% of users of Nikon Message Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.nikonusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Message Center\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D2FCC1AE-6311-47C5-8130-C6C66D77DD71}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nikon Message Center

Program executable:NkMC.exe
Name:Nikon Message Center pre-release
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Message Center\NkMC.exe
Additional files:
  • MCARecLib.dll - MCARegister
  • MCALang.dll (by FotoNation) - Nikon Message Center Language Library
  • NkMC.exe (by FotoNation) - Nikon Message Center pre-release
  • NkMCLang.dll

How do I remove Nikon Message Center?

You can uninstall Nikon Message Center 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 Nikon Message Center, 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 Nikon Message Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.60%
Windows 10 17.71%
Windows Vista 16.75%
Windows XP 9.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.66%
Windows 7 Professional 8.61%
Windows 10 Home 7.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.63%
  Italy 5.13%
  Germany 4.63%
  United Kingdom 3.75%
  France 3.67%
  Canada 3.49%
  Belgium 1.77%
  Australia 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Spain 1.31%
  Sweden 0.94%
  Austria 0.77%
  Switzerland 0.63%
  Japan 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.01%
Dell 28.89%
Acer 13.01%
Toshiba 10.40%
ASUS 5.77%
Intel 3.17%
American Megatrends 1.95%
Lenovo 1.47%
Samsung 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.50%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.32%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.11%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.61%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.61%

About Nikon

Nikon specializes in optics and imaging and its products include cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measurement instruments, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication, of which it is the world's second largest manufacturer.
Publisher URL: www.nikon.com


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