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9% remove it91% keep it
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8.100.25984 42.86%
8.59.25584 42.86%
8.59.8400 14.29%

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Volume Activation Management Tool

What is Volume Activation Management Tool?  (from Microsoft)

The Volume Activation Management Tool, or VAMT, is a free Microsoft tool to help administrators perform many tasks related to Windows product activation, using a single tool. VAMT enables you to manage Multiple Activation Key (MAK), Key Management Service (KMS), and retail product keys—whether you obtained them from th...  Read more


Volume Activation Management Tool is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 8.100.25984, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 4 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 40% of users of Volume Activation Management Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686876.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows kits\8.0\assessment and deployment kit\vamt 3.0\pkconfig
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DC5CC490-6C8D-960A-C66C-4527A763048F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Volume Activation Management Tool

  • microsoft.licensing.volumeactivation.engine.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • microsoft.licensing.volumeactivation.powershell.dll
  • microsoft.licensing.volumeactivation.presentation.dll
  • productkeyutilities.dll - Pid Generation

How do I remove Volume Activation Management Tool?

Quickly and completely remove Volume Activation Management Tool from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Volume Activation Management Tool 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 Volume Activation Management Tool, 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 Volume Activation Management Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8 29%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 8 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows Server 2008 R2 St... 14.29%
Windows 7 Enterprise 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.00%
  Germany 20.00%
  UA 10.00%
  India 10.00%
  Italy 10.00%
  United Kingdom 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 25.00%
Intel 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Common models
MSI MS-7640 20.00%
IBM BladeCenter HS22 -[78... 20.00%
Comptronic pczW1007 20.00%
Dell Vostro 3350 20.00%

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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