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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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PlayReady PC runtime

What is PlayReady PC runtime?

PlayReady is a Digital Rights Management from Microsoft for portable devices. PlayReady can be ported to any kind of portable device, even if it uses non-Microsoft technology (OS, codecs, media player). 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 software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 929 KB (951,296 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21772
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62767
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{704ABF63-B0B1-446B-9D92-C5D06AFCE7B6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 929 KB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove PlayReady PC runtime?

You can uninstall PlayReady PC runtime 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, 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.

Win Vista (SP2) 58%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 66.41%
Windows 7 29.00%
Windows 10 4.44%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 65.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.50%
Windows 10 Home 3.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.23%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.61%
Windows 8 Pro 0.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.95%
  Canada 6.64%
  Germany 4.10%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  France 3.60%
  Australia 2.77%
  Spain 1.16%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  Italy 0.77%
  Portugal 0.66%
  New Zealand 0.61%
  Belgium 0.55%
  Austria 0.44%
  Poland 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 59.83%
Acer 28.40%
Hewlett-Packard 11.43%
Dell 0.34%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 11.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 10.48%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 9.61%
Acer Aspire X3810 7.86%
Acer Aspire X1300 6.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 5.64%

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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