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Windows PowerShell V2 CTP

What is Windows PowerShell V2 CTP?  (from Microsoft)

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows...  Read more


Windows PowerShell V2 CTP is a software program developed by Microsoft. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 958 KB (980,992 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 42% of users of Windows PowerShell V2 CTP come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978526.aspx
Help link: connect.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\windowspowershell\v1.0\en-us
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{161BA3E6-D067-446D-A768-18585FF07765}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 958 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows PowerShell V2 CTP

  • gpowershell.resources.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • pwrshmsg.dll - Microsoft PowerShell EventLog Message Dll
  • powershell.exe
  • pwrshsip.dll - Crypto SIP provider for signing and verifying PowerShell script files (.ps1/.ps1xml)
  • gpowershell.exe - GPowerShell

How do I remove Windows PowerShell V2 CTP?

Quickly and completely remove Windows PowerShell(TM) V2 (CTP) from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windows PowerShell V2 CTP 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 Windows PowerShell(TM) V2 (CTP), 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 Windows PowerShell V2 CTP.

Win Vista (SP2) 36%
Win Vista 5%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows XP 31.82%
Windows 7 13.64%
Windows Server 2003 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 31.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 4.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%
Windows Vista Business 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 41.67%
  United States 16.67%
  Finland 8.33%
  India 8.33%
  Australia 4.17%
  Brazil 4.17%
  France 4.17%
  Croatia 4.17%
  KE 4.17%
  South Africa 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Medion 21.05%
Dell 10.53%
Toshiba 10.53%
Acer 10.53%
ASUS 10.53%
Packard Bell 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
Gateway 5.26%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7366 10.53%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L30... 5.26%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.26%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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