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Should I remove Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #751
United States Rank #533
Reach 0.9063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.38 days
424.31 days >
Average installed length: 222.94 days


2.0.5000.0 96.74%
2.0.3001.0 3.26%

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Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

What is Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?

The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential compatibility issues and lets you know about your Windows 7 upgrade options. Within minutes, you'll get a report that tells you if your PC meets the system requirements, if any known compatibility issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs are found, and gives guidance on what to do to before installing Windows 7 on your PC.


The most common release is 2.0.5000.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 4.61 MB (4,831,744 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20
Installation folder: C:\users\user\documents\virtualdj\languages
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DE13BEEC-79C3-4cad-864A-8E0631BB3C58}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

  • d3dcompiler_43.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx9_43.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions

How do I remove Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?

You can uninstall Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor 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 Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, 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 Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.96%
Windows Vista 24.34%
Windows XP 11.38%
Windows 10 8.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.04%
Windows 10 Home 5.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.78%
  Germany 7.63%
  United Kingdom 5.58%
  Italy 3.21%
  Canada 3.10%
  Australia 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.68%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Sweden 1.02%
  Belgium 0.85%
  Japan 0.74%
  DK 0.58%
  Austria 0.57%
  Israel 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.18%
Hewlett-Packard 29.16%
Acer 14.89%
Toshiba 6.84%
ASUS 3.63%
Intel 2.45%
Medion 1.99%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Samsung 1.51%
Sahara 1.25%
Lenovo 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.79%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.61%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.36%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.64%

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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