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Should I remove Shadow Copy Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #16,105
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5.2.01 81.56%
1.0.0 18.44%

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Shadow Copy Client


Shadow Copy Client is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 5.2.01, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 495 KB (506,880 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 64% of users of Shadow Copy Client come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\windows\help
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{23E5032B-56CA-4C19-A72E-B50161DB82CA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 495 KB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Shadow Copy Client?

You can uninstall Shadow Copy Client 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 Shadow Copy Client, 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 Shadow Copy Client.

Win XP 54%
Win Server 2003 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 55.31%
Windows 7 37.99%
Windows Vista 3.35%
Windows 10 2.79%
Windows Server 2003 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 55.11%
Windows 7 Professional 26.14%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.52%
Windows Vista Business 3.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.41%
Windows 10 Pro 1.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.08%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Australia 2.86%
  Israel 2.86%
  Netherlands 2.86%
  IS 2.86%
  Ireland 2.45%
  Germany 2.04%
  Sweden 1.22%
  Canada 1.22%
  Taiwan 0.82%
  Norway 0.82%
  India 0.82%
  Greece 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
Intel 8.33%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Sahara 2.50%
Lenovo 2.50%
Toshiba 1.67%
Compaq 1.67%
Gateway 0.83%
Samsung 0.83%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 3.45%
Dell OptiPlex 330 2.59%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.59%
Dell Latitude D820 1.72%
Dell Latitude E6500 1.72%

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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