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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,374
United States Rank #27,950
Reach 0.0036%


5.2.7 80.00%
3.0.3281 20.00%

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Windows Rights Management Client

What is Windows Rights Management Client?

The Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) Client Service Pack 2 is required for your computer to run applications that provide functionality based on Windows RMS technologies.

About  (from Microsoft)

Installing this client places software on your computer that allows RMS-aware applications to work with Rights Management Services (RMS) to provide licenses for publishing and consuming RMS-protected information. If you have a previous version of the RMS Client installed on your computer, installing this Client will re...  Read more


The most common release is 5.2.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.microsoft.com?kbid=839178
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\drm
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3192A00C-7336-48C6-8BD7-54B9CFA6F7C1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Rights Management Client

  • actmachine.exe - Activates Machine and GIC

How do I remove Windows Rights Management Client?

Quickly and completely remove Windows Rights Management Client 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 Rights Management Client 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 Rights Management Client, 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 Rights Management Client.

Win XP 78%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 82.00%
Windows 7 16.00%
Windows Vista 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 80.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.87%
Windows 7 Professional 6.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.74%
  Canada 9.84%
  Australia 6.56%
  Iran 4.92%
  United Kingdom 4.92%
  South Africa 3.28%
  Romania 3.28%
  Israel 3.28%
  France 1.64%
  Finland 1.64%
  India 1.64%
  Mexico 1.64%
  Croatia 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.15%
Intel 12.20%
Sahara 7.32%
Hewlett-Packard 7.32%
Sony 7.32%
ASUS 4.88%
Acer 4.88%
Gateway 2.44%
Compaq 2.44%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 2.70%
Gateway P-6822 2.70%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 2.70%
Dell Dimension 5100 ... 2.70%
Dell Dell DV051 2.70%
SiS 730S 2.70%

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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