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Altium Designer 6

What is Altium Designer 6?  (from Altium Limited)

Our software helps you through the entire project life-cycle, helping you manage, revise, and reuse your design files safely and reliably. You can even connect your organization’s project and supply chain management systems with Altium Designer. Our unified electronics design software is the only one of its kind. The u...  Read more


Altium Designer 6 is a software program developed by Altium Limited. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named DXP.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 1.84 MB (1,926,065 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 33% of users of Altium Designer 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and RS.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.altium.com/en/products/altium-designer
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Altium Designer 6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1C4FA629-42F3-40F8-BAB9-72E75CB3F589}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.84 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Altium Designer 6

Program executable:DXP.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Altium Designer 6\DXP.exe
Additional files:
  • dxp.exe
  • PCTF.dll
  • sdi.dll
  • sdit.dll
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)

How do I remove Altium Designer 6?

You can uninstall Altium Designer 6 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Altium Designer 6, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Altium Designer 6.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 10%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8.1 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Brazil 6.67%
  RS 6.67%
  Finland 6.67%
  Mexico 6.67%
  Greece 6.67%
  Spain 6.67%
  Israel 6.67%
  Iran 6.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  BG 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Toshiba 22.22%
Lenovo 11.11%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P845 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite L45 11.11%
Sony VPCSE15FB 11.11%
LENOVO 7484A3G 11.11%
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Fo... 11.11%


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