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Should I remove PRS-500 USB driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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PRS-500 USB driver

What is PRS-500 USB driver?

The Sony PRS-500 Device Driver is the software driver for the Sony PRS-500. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the Sony support website.


The setup package is about 3.9 MB (4,085,037 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A212E6C2-20F7-4A8E-BD8E-DC3EE7483FA2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PRS-500 USB driver

  • prsusb.sys - Sony Reader (PRSUsb Driver)

How do I remove PRS-500 USB driver?

You can uninstall PRS-500 USB driver 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 PRS-500 USB driver, 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 PRS-500 USB driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 39.29%
Windows Vista 35.40%
Windows XP 21.29%
Windows 10 4.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 29.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.42%
Windows 7 Professional 7.92%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.27%
  United Kingdom 9.42%
  Canada 8.17%
  Netherlands 6.15%
  Germany 5.87%
  Spain 1.83%
  Australia 1.63%
  France 1.44%
  Belgium 1.35%
  Austria 1.06%
  Italy 1.06%
  Ireland 0.96%
  Israel 0.77%
  Switzerland 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.02%
Hewlett-Packard 24.36%
Acer 13.75%
Toshiba 11.00%
Intel 4.32%
American Megatrends 2.75%
Medion 2.55%
Samsung 1.96%
Gateway 0.98%
Sahara 0.79%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.56%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.20%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.49%
Dell Dimension E521 2.14%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.14%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.14%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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