XPlite can uninstall POSIX Subsystem, re-install or repair POSIX Subsystem on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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POSIX Subsystem POSIX Subsystem

Provides an emulated POSIX environment to allow some UNIX-based applications written to the POSIX international standard for portability to run under Windows.

Detailed information has not been added for this feature.

In XPlite Professional you can find POSIX Subsystem under the group titled Operating System Options Operating System Options.

Install POSIX Subsystem:

POSIX Subsystem is a stand-alone component. The function of POSIX Subsystem does not rely on any other XPlite Professional components and removing other components in XPlite Professional should not influence POSIX Subsystem.

Uninstall POSIX Subsystem:

POSIX Subsystem is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall POSIX Subsystem without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: You may have other software installed that does require POSIX Subsystem. If you encounter any compatibility issues with other software you can quickly and easily reinstall POSIX Subsystem using XPlite Professional.


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall POSIX Subsystem and reinstall to repair POSIX Subsystem on:

  • Windows 2000 Professional: orig, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • SP2,

User Removal Statistics for POSIX Subsystem

Of 393 sampled Windows 2000 users, 87 left POSIX Subsystem installed and 117 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 189 users (advanced features hidden or incomplete log data).

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall POSIX Subsystem is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

POSIX Subsystem is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO POSIX Subsystem is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial