How Can I Check What Application Installed this?


  1. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Home (1909)
       #1

    How Can I Check What Application Installed this?


    Hi all


    When I go to the Apps setting, I see that there is a program there called

    "Microsoft Office Access Database Engine 2007".


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    I did not install it myself,
    and it was not there originally when Windows 10 was new,
    so some other program installed it.


    How can I check what is the other program that installed it?

    (maybe I already uninstalled that other program,
    and hence can also uninstall this "Access Database Engine 2007"..)


    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 1,401
       #2

    Long ago I ran across Microsoft Viewers, which might be what Access Database Engine 2007 is a part of.
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  3. zebal's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867)
       #3

    Microsoft Office Access Database Engine is among other things used to import MS Access database into SQL server.
    If you could somehow assemble a list of your installed programs, it may reveal some more information.
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  4. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Home (1909)
    Thread Starter
       #4

    zebal said:
    If you could somehow assemble a list of your installed programs, it may reveal some more information.
    The problem is that since then, I also Uninstalled some programs that I installed,
    so the program that installed this, may no longer exist on my computer.

    Isn't there some Log, or some Dependency list, that shows who installed (and depends) on another component/program?
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  5. zebal's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867)
       #5

    It was installed on 21.3.2021.

    You do remember what did you uninstall since then? that's only 4 days.
    The rest is installed currently on your computer.

    If you want to share list of installed programs, go here:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions
    Run V2 log collector and share only "installed-software.txt" file, and please let us know what did you remove last 4 days.

    You surely won't find any program install dependency list maker.
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  6. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Home (1909)
    Thread Starter
       #6

    zebal said:
    It was installed on 21.3.2021.
    12-03, not 21-03 :)

    So that's more than 4 days..
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    spaceman5 said:
    The problem is that since then, I also Uninstalled some programs that I installed, so the program that installed this, may no longer exist on my computer.
    That is quite possible. The Microsoft Office Access Database Engine is a free redistributable, downloadable from Microsoft. The 2007 one has been removed since end of support for Office 2007, but the 'Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable' is still freely available from Microsoft and should provide the same functionality with support for more Office file formats.

    Microsoft said:
    This download will install a set of components that facilitate the transfer of data between existing Microsoft Office files such as Microsoft Office Access 2010 (*.mdb and *.accdb) files and Microsoft Office Excel 2010 (*.xls, *.xlsx, and *.xlsb) files to other data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server. Connectivity to existing text files is also supported. ODBC and OLEDB drivers are installed for application developers to use in developing their applications with connectivity to Office file formats.
    https://www.microsoft.com/download/d....aspx?id=13255

    The page for the Microsoft Office Access Database Engine 2007 said the same, but since MS remove the download it is now only visible in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

    Microsoft (archived) said:
    This download will install a set of components that facilitate the transfer of data between existing Microsoft Office files such as Microsoft Office Access 2007 (*.mdb and *.accdb) files and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (*.xls, *.xlsx, and *.xlsb) files to other data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server. Connectivity to existing text files is also supported.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20190122....aspx?id=23734
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  8. zebal's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867)
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    spaceman5 said:
    12-03, not 21-03 :)

    So that's more than 4 days..
    Ah indeed! apologies, I do have vision problem and English date formats lol

    Anyway only you know what programs you have installed and/or which ones your removed.
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #9

    spaceman5 said:
    12-03, not 21-03 :)
    So that's more than 4 days..

    The install date Windows reports is not to be relied upon. Frequently a Feature Update can 'reset' the reported date to that of the time you installed the feature update (presentably if it cannot determine the true install date). For example, this Office Starter 2010 was installed by the OEM in the PC's original Windows 7 and dates back to 2011, but not if you were to believe what Windows reports...

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    Anyway, as I showed above this redistributable was likely bundled in a 3rd-party installer that required it. And if you have removed that software now, then it should safe to uninstall it. And in the unlikely event that you need it again, then the 2010 version is still available.
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