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Should I remove Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview?

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 #12,278
United States Rank #12,714
Reach 0.0262%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.51 days
410.47 days >
Average installed length: 215.67 days


2.10.1008.16421 30.81%
2.10.1000.16394 17.44%
1.9.8023.6000 7.36%
1.9.8006.6000 3.10%
1.9.7930.16406 2.91%
1.9.7916.6000 6.01%
1.9.7874.6000 4.84%
1.9.7766.6000 16.28%
1.9.7745.6019 11.24%

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Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview

What is Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview?  (from Microsoft)

The Internet Explorer Platform Preview has been updated. We encourage you to try out the newly added platform capabilities, and report any issues that you find in the Internet Explorer 10 web platform. Note: some features are incomplete or might change later. For more information, visit the IE Test Drive site and read ...  Read more


Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 2.10.1008.16421, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 18.34 MB (19,226,624 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 39% of users of Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28182
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\internet explorer platform preview\iepreview.exe.local
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E3E30FF7-5EAE-4E0E-B394-78214222D60C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview

  • advpack.dll - Windows® Internet Explorer (ADVPACK)
  • dxtmsft.dll - DirectX Media -- Image DirectX Transforms
  • dxtrans.dll - DirectX Media -- DirectX Transform Core
  • ieadvpack.dll
  • ieapfltr.dll - Microsoft SmartScreen Filter
  • iedkcs32.dll - IEAK branding
  • iedvtool.dll - Internet Explorer F12 developer tools
  • ieframe.dll - Internet Browser
  • iertutil.dll - Run time utility for Internet Explorer
  • iesetup.dll - IOD Version Map
  • ieshims.dll - Internet Explorer Compatibility Shims
  • ieui.dll - Internet Explorer UI Engine
  • imgutil.dll - IE plugin image decoder support DLL
  • inseng.dll - Install engine
  • jscript9.dll - Microsoft ® JScript
  • jsdbgui.dll - Script Debugger
  • jsdebuggeride.dll - JScript Debugger IDE
  • jsprofilercore.dll - F12 JScript Profiler
  • jsprofilerui.dll - Script Profiler
  • jsproxy.dll - JScript Proxy Auto-Configuration
  • msfeeds.dll - Microsoft Feeds Manager
  • msfeedsbs.dll - Microsoft Feeds Background Sync
  • mshtml.dll - Microsoft (R) HTML Viewer
  • mshtmled.dll - Microsoft® HTML Editing Component
  • msrating.dll - Internet Ratings and Local User Management DLL
  • networkinspection.dll - Network Inspection
  • occache.dll - Object Control Viewer
  • urlmon.dll - OLE32 Extensions for Win32
  • wininet.dll - Internet Extensions for Win32
  • msls31.dll - Microsoft® Line Services (Microsoft Line Services library file)
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

How do I remove Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview?

You can uninstall Windows Internet Explorer Platform Preview 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 Internet Explorer Platform Preview, 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 Internet Explorer Platform Preview.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.71%
Windows 10 8.49%
Windows Vista 5.60%
Windows XP 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.26%
Windows 7 Professional 12.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.27%
Windows 8 Pro 2.33%
Windows 10 Home 1.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.21%
  Iran 14.17%
  Germany 7.08%
  France 4.28%
  United Kingdom 4.12%
  Italy 2.64%
  Netherlands 2.47%
  Canada 1.98%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Switzerland 1.32%
  Japan 1.15%
  Spain 1.15%
  Brazil 0.99%
  Finland 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.52%
Hewlett-Packard 18.90%
Acer 16.84%
Toshiba 9.62%
ASUS 4.47%
Samsung 3.44%
Intel 2.41%
Lenovo 1.37%
Apple 1.03%
Sahara 1.03%
MSI 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.22%

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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