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Should I remove PlayReady PC Runtime x86?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #135
United States Rank #62
Reach 3.5026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.84 days
526.28 days >
Average installed length: 276.52 days


1.3.10 0.34%
1.3.0 99.62%
1.2.0 0.04%

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PlayReady PC Runtime x86

What is PlayReady PC Runtime x86?

PlayReady is a Digital Rights Management (DRM) from Microsoft for portable devices. PlayReady competes with other proprietary DRM schemes and even more with DRM-free software, most notably Apple's FairPlay introduced in iTunes and QuickTime. There are several other DRM schemes that are competing to become the dominant DRM technology (e.g. OMA DRM). PlayReady is backwards compatible with Windows Media DRM 10 content, meaning that content encrypted with WM DRM 10 (for instance, content for PlaysForSure devices) will play on a PlayReady terminal.

About  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft PlayReady technology is optimized for the mobile industry to support the growth of online content services, and includes features designed to make it easier than ever for consumers to enjoy mobile digital entertainment. This runtime allows PC based applications to access PlayReady content using the PlayReady ...  Read more


The most used version is 1.3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is javaws.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 3.51 MB (3,679,232 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62767
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\110\license terms
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CCA5EAAD-92F4-4B7A-B5EE-14294C66AB61}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by PlayReady PC Runtime x86

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U60
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_60\bin\javaws.exe
  • sqlncli_keyfile.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Patch KeyFile)

How do I remove PlayReady PC Runtime x86?

You can uninstall PlayReady PC Runtime 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 PlayReady PC Runtime 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 PlayReady PC Runtime x86.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.43%
Windows 10 11.83%
Windows XP 0.40%
Windows Vista 0.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.39%
Windows 10 Home 8.32%
Windows 7 Professional 4.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.43%
Windows 7 Starter 0.94%
Windows 10 Pro 0.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.58%
  Canada 3.19%
  Germany 2.58%
  United Kingdom 2.45%
  Australia 1.19%
  Poland 0.89%
  Italy 0.82%
  Mexico 0.45%
  Netherlands 0.41%
  Japan 0.40%
  France 0.35%
  India 0.33%
  Brazil 0.32%
  Spain 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 57.38%
Toshiba 23.60%
Dell 14.56%
Acer 1.99%
Medion 1.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.04%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 7.01%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.19%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 3.21%

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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