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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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Windows Backup Utility

What is Windows Backup Utility?  (from Microsoft)

Backup and Restore—improved for Windows 7—creates safety copies of your most important personal files, so you're always prepared for the worst. Let Windows choose what to back up, or pick individual folders, libraries, and drives yourself. Windows can back up files on whatever schedule you choose—just set it and forget...  Read more


Windows Backup Utility is a software program developed by Microsoft. The setup package is about 775 KB (793,600 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 74% of users of Windows Backup Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.microsoft.com/management
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{76EFFC7C-17A6-479D-9E47-8E658C1695AE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 775 KB
Language: English (United States)

How do I remove Windows Backup Utility?

You can uninstall Windows Backup Utility 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 Backup Utility, 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 Backup Utility.

Win XP 83%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 85.83%
Windows 7 10.98%
Windows Vista 1.80%
Windows 10 1.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 87.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.43%
Windows 7 Professional 3.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.04%
Windows 8.1 0.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.68%
  United Kingdom 9.59%
  Canada 3.86%
  Australia 3.29%
  France 1.00%
  Netherlands 0.86%
  South Africa 0.72%
  Spain 0.72%
  New Zealand 0.57%
  Germany 0.57%
  Hong Kong 0.43%
  Switzerland 0.43%
  Ireland 0.43%
  Italy 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.62%
American Megatrends 14.38%
Intel 12.67%
Hewlett-Packard 8.90%
Sahara 8.22%
Acer 3.08%
Toshiba 2.05%
Gateway 2.05%
Sony 1.37%
Lenovo 1.03%
ASUS 1.03%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 5.95%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 4.17%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 2.98%
MSI MS-7309 2.98%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.38%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 2.38%

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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