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Should I remove Volume Activation Management Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,943
United States Rank #15,751
Reach 0.0170%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.28 days
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Average installed length: 74.12 days


VersionDistribution 99.70% 0.30%

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Volume Activation Management Tool 2.0

What is Volume Activation Management Tool?  (from Microsoft)

Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 is a managed MMC plug-in. VAMT uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to configure managed systems. A convenient command line interface (CLI) allows automated, scheduled VAMT tasks without UI interaction.


Volume Activation Management Tool 2.0 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 4.75 MB (4,984,832 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 43% of users of Volume Activation Management Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11936
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vamt 2.0
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EE010C18-9A1A-4F0E-B46E-884CA113232E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Volume Activation Management Tool 2.0

  • vamt.exe - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • vamtrt.dll
  • vamtsnapin.dll
  • pidgenx.dll - Microsoft® Office (Office Pid Generation)

How do I remove Volume Activation Management Tool?

Quickly and completely remove Volume Activation Management Tool 2.0 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 2.0, 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) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.92%
Windows 10 30.70%
Windows XP 3.34%
Windows Vista 3.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 21.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.23%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.10%
Windows 10 Pro 4.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.86%
  Australia 6.61%
  Germany 3.70%
  France 3.44%
  United Kingdom 3.44%
  Canada 2.91%
  Italy 2.65%
  India 2.38%
  Spain 2.38%
  Vietnam 1.59%
  Taiwan 1.59%
  Belgium 1.59%
  Russia 1.32%
  Sweden 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.69%
Dell 22.95%
Acer 10.93%
ASUS 7.65%
Lenovo 6.01%
Samsung 3.28%
Apple 2.19%
Toshiba 2.19%
Intel 1.64%
Common models
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 4.07%
ASUS All Series 4.07%
HP Pavilion dv6 NoteBook ... 4.07%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,2 1.63%

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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