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Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential 8.0.3

What is Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential?  (from Avid Technology)

Pro Tools M-Powered Essential is a powerful, easy-to-use software application that allows you to create and mix music on your Mac or PC. You get to experience the look and feel of Pro Tools M-Powered with the simplified workflow of Pro Tools M-Powered Essential.


Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential 8.0.3 is a software program developed by Avid Technology. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 124.04 MB (130,068,724 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 46% of users of Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.digidesign.com
Help link: www.digidesign.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Digidesign
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FE8CD9C9-7650-4B8D-928A-85D6CAB6CA59}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 124.04 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential 8.0.3

  • AAFCOAPI.dll (by Avid, All rights reserved) - Pro Tools® (Avid-Digidesign AAF Toolkit Shared Library)
  • BUI.dll (by Avid, All rights reserved) - Pro Tools (Digidesign DigiBase UI)
  • BUI_Resource404.dll
  • BUI_Resource411.dll
  • BUI_Resource412.dll
  • BUI_Resource804.dll
  • Cfd.dll - Pro Tools Custom File Dialog
  • Cfd_Resource404.dll
  • Cfd_Resource411.dll
  • Cfd_Resource412.dll
  • Cfd_Resource804.dll
  • CFnd.dll - Digidesign Audio Engine
  • CFnd_Resource404.dll
  • CFnd_Resource411.dll
  • CFnd_Resource412.dll
  • CFnd_Resource804.dll
  • DAE.dll
  • DAE_Resource404.dll
  • DAE_Resource411.dll
  • DAE_Resource412.dll
  • DAE_Resource804.dll
  • DFW.dll - Digidesign Frameworks Library
  • DFW_KeyHook.dll - Digidesign Frameworks Keyhook Library
  • DFW_Resource404.dll
  • DFW_Resource411.dll
  • DFW_Resource412.dll
  • DFW_Resource804.dll
  • DHS.dll - Digidesign Hardware Setup
  • DHS_Resource404.dll
  • DHS_Resource411.dll
  • DHS_Resource412.dll
  • DHS_Resource804.dll
  • DigiExt.dll - Digidesign Extension Library
  • DigiMIDI.dll - Digidesign MIDI Library
  • DigiMIDI_Resource404.dll
  • DigiMIDI_Resource411.dll
  • DigiMIDI_Resource412.dll
  • DigiMIDI_Resource804.dll
  • DigiMIDIServices.dll - Digidesign MIDI Services
  • DigiPlatformSupport.dll - Digidesign Platform Support Module
  • digiSPTIService.exe - Pro Tools CD Ripping Service (Digidesign CD Ripping Service using SPTI)
  • DirectIO.dll - Digidesign Direct I/O Library
  • DMC.dll - Digidesign Video Support Library
  • MMERefresh.exe - Digidesign MME Binder

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • digiSPTIService.exe runs as a service named 'digiSPTIService' (digiSPTIService).
  • MMERefresh.exe runs as a service named 'Digidesign MME Refresh Service' (DigiRefresh).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MMERefresh.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DigidesignMMERefresh' which loads as C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe.

How do I remove Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential?

Quickly and completely remove Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential 8.0.3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential 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 Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential 8.0.3, 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 Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered Essential.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.57%
Windows 8 21.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 3.57%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.71%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  France 11.43%
  Brazil 5.71%
  Germany 5.71%
  Italy 5.71%
  Austria 2.86%
  Canada 2.86%
  Spain 2.86%
  Sweden 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.63%
ASUS 18.52%
Acer 18.52%
Alienware 7.41%
Toshiba 3.70%
Sony 3.70%
Samsung 3.70%
Dell 3.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755D 3.85%
Sony VPCEB15FM 3.85%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 3.85%
Hewlett-Packard SLIC-CPC 3.85%
HP Pavilion P6000 Series 3.85%

About Avid Technology

Avid specializes in video and audio production technology, specifically, digital non-linear editing systems, management and distribution services.
Publisher URL: www.avid.com


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