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4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 3.70% 25.93% 3.70% 11.11% 44.44% 11.11%

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SQL Compare 8

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What is SQL Compare 8?  (from Red Gate Software Ltd)

SQL Data Compare is used worldwide to automate data migrations, analyze corrupted data, restore row-level data from backups, and compile audit trails of missing or changed data. With SQL Data Compare 8, Red Gate has added the ability to take scripted-out databases, both schema and data, and synchronize them to an exist...  Read more


SQL Compare 8 is a program developed by Red Gate Software Ltd. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 25.05 MB (26,270,887 bytes). RedGate.Update.Client.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 47% of users of SQL Compare 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-compare
Help link: www.red-gate.com/support/index.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Red Gate\SQL Compare 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FC7ACAB6-F789-436D-8B76-3B02D87D639B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 25.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SQL Compare 8

  • RedGate.SQLCompare.ASTParser.dll - SQL Compare Engine (SQL Compare Parser)
  • RedGate.SQLCompare.Engine.dll - SQL Compare
  • RedGate.SQLCompare.Rewriter.dll - SQL Compare Rewriter
  • RedGate.BackupReader.dll - SQL Backup Reader (SQL Backup Reader Engine)
  • RedGate.BackupReader.SqbReader.dll - SQL Backup Reader SQB Handler
  • RedGate.Licensing.Client.dll - Licensing Client (Red Gate Software Licensing Components)
  • RedGate.Shared.Controls.dll - Shared Controls (Red Gate Software SQL Controls Library)
  • RedGate.Shared.Controls.SQL.dll - RedGate.Shared.Controls.SQL
  • RedGate.SqlChangeset.Common.dll - SQL Changeset (SourceControlCommon)
  • RedGate.Update.Client.dll - Update Client (Red Gate Update Service Client)
  • RedGate.Shared.SQL.dll - Shared Utils (Red Gate SQL Utilities)
  • RedGate.Shared.Utils.dll - Red Gate Utilities
  • RedGate.SQLToolsCommandLine.dll - SQL Tools UI (SQLToolsCommandLine)
  • RedGate.SQLToolsUI.dll - SQL Tools Common UI
  • RedGate.SQLCompare.CommandLine.dll - SQL Compare (SQL Compare Command Line)
  • RedGate.SQLCompare.UI.exe - SQL Compare 8
  • SQLCompare.exe

How do I remove SQL Compare 8?

Quickly and completely remove SQL Compare 8 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SQL Compare 8 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 SQL Compare 8, 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 SQL Compare 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 7%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.37%
Windows 10 22.22%
Windows XP 7.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.63%
Windows 7 Professional 18.52%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.11%
Windows 8 7.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.06%
  South Africa 5.88%
  Switzerland 5.88%
  DK 5.88%
  Vietnam 2.94%
  Brazil 2.94%
  Taiwan 2.94%
  Uruguay 2.94%
  Colombia 2.94%
  Lebanon 2.94%
  France 2.94%
  Australia 2.94%
  Argentina 2.94%
  Spain 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.13%
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
Lenovo 17.39%
Intel 8.70%
Acer 8.70%
Common models
Dell Inspiron One 2330 10.00%
LENOVO 2537AJ1 5.00%
Dell Latitude E6410 5.00%
ASUSTeK K55VD 5.00%
HP Z420 Workstation 5.00%
HP EliteBook 8470p 5.00%

About Red Gate Software Ltd

Red Gate is a software company that primarily provides tools for database developers and administrators.
Publisher URL: www.red-gate.com


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