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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,798
United States Rank #12,067
Reach 0.0138%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.40 days
808.33 days >
Average installed length: 424.71 days


VersionDistribution 47.01% 52.99%

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Reader 2.1

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What is Reader?

This package provides the Dell Reader 2.1 Application and is supported on Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision models that are running Windows.

About  (from Dell)

Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one th...  Read more


Reader 2.1 is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 84.29 MB (88,388,089 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 69% of users of Reader come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/driverdetails?driverid=4RM8G
Installation folder: C:\Dell\Reader2.1\SPLASH.SYS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /x{A11E8E1D-EAE0-4907-B196-989E80471F10} CUSTOM_HAVE_DIALOG=Yes
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 84.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Reader 2.1

  • SplashtopDll.dll (by DeviceVM) - Installer Common Modules (Installer Common Library)

How do I remove Reader?

Quickly and completely remove Reader 2.1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Reader 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Reader 2.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Reader.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.93%
Windows 10 7.84%
Windows XP 1.87%
Windows Vista 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 70.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.69%
Windows 10 Pro 4.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.36%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.68%
  Germany 3.16%
  United Kingdom 2.89%
  India 2.11%
  Brazil 1.84%
  Israel 1.84%
  Canada 1.58%
  MA 1.32%
  Australia 1.32%
  Vietnam 0.79%
  Singapore 0.79%
  France 0.79%
  Japan 0.79%
  Poland 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 98.50%
Toshiba 0.38%
Alienware 0.38%
Acer 0.38%
ASUS 0.38%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6410 34.72%
Dell Latitude E6510 24.15%
Dell OptiPlex 980 18.87%
Dell Latitude E4310 9.81%
Dell Precision M4500 4.53%
Dell Precision M6500 4.15%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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