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Cricut DesignStudio

What is Cricut DesignStudio?  (from Cricut)

The Cricut DesignStudio software allows you to simply connect your Cricut machine to a personal computer with a USB cable and make Cricut content your own. You can search for characters by key word and preview content before buying new cartridges. With Cricut DesignStudio you can rotate, weld, skew, flip, and resize Cr...  Read more


Cricut DesignStudio is a program developed by Cricut. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is Cricut DesignStudio.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 94.55 MB (99,138,714 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 92% of users of Cricut DesignStudio come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cricut software\cricut designstudio
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Cricut Software\Cricut DesignStudio\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 94.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cricut DesignStudio

Program executable:Cricut DesignStudio.exe
Name:Cricut DesignStudio
Path:C:\Program Files\cricut software\cricut designstudio\Cricut DesignStudio.exe
Additional files:
  • Cricut DesignStudio.exe (by Cognitive Devices) - Cricut DesignStudio
  • uninstall.exe
  • Cricut USB.dll
  • Cricut DesignStudio.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Cricut Registration Helper.exe
  • Dot Cut Icon Preview.dll (by Cognitive Devices) - .cut Icon Preview
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • dpinst.exe - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • FTDI_Interface.dll
  • ZipForge.dll (by ComponentAce) - ZipForge

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Cricut DesignStudio.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7844989D-3C56-4288-9596-BAE23DF8F87E}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Cricut DesignStudio?

Quickly and completely remove Cricut DesignStudio from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Cricut DesignStudio 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 Cricut DesignStudio, 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 Cricut DesignStudio.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.86%
Windows Vista 22.16%
Windows 10 12.37%
Windows XP 3.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.94%
Windows 7 Professional 6.81%
Windows 10 Home 4.19%
Windows 8.1 3.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.41%
  Canada 3.16%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Australia 1.27%
  United Kingdom 1.27%
  France 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.25%
Dell 29.58%
Acer 11.97%
Toshiba 7.04%
Gateway 2.82%
American Megatrends 2.11%
Lenovo 1.41%
ASUS 0.70%
Alienware 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.58%
Dell Studio 1737 3.05%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.05%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.29%
Dell Inspiron 1440 2.29%


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