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6% remove it94% keep it
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What is Decor8?  (from Stardock)

Windows 8 limits your start screen customization options to only a few provided background images and a few pre-defined color schemes. Choose from more background images to personalize your start screen. Decor8 removes these limitations and provides the freedom to personalize your start screen with your own images and ...  Read more


Decor8 is a program developed by Stardock. 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 software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 42.15 MB (44,199,465 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7. While about 54% of users of Decor8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com/products/decor8
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Decor8\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 42.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Decor8

  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • Decor8.exe - Stardock Decor8 (Decor8)
  • Decor8_32.dll - Start screen background changer for Windows 8
  • Decor8_64.dll
  • Decor8_64.exe
  • Decor8Config.exe - Stardock Decor8 Configuration Utility
  • Decor8Srv.exe - Stardock Decor8 Service
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • Decor8_2.exe
  • Decor8_2_32.exe
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • sddlc.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Decor8Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Decor8' (Decor8) "Stardock Decor8 Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:534.67 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001298041%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010418%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002562%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,031
8,062,084 average
Memory:458 KB
Total CPU:0.0000451146%
Kernel CPU:0.00003843%
User CPU:0.00000668%
CPU cycles/sec:552

How do I remove Decor8?

Quickly and completely remove Decor8 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Decor8 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 Decor8, 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 Decor8.

Win 10 96%
Win 8 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 97.09%
Windows 7 2.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 Pro 32.04%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 28.16%
Windows 8 21.36%
Windows 8 Enterprise 2.91%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.85%
  Germany 10.58%
  Canada 4.81%
  Brazil 3.85%
  United Kingdom 2.88%
  India 2.88%
  Austria 1.92%
  Spain 1.92%
  United Arab Emirates 0.96%
  Argentina 0.96%
  Australia 0.96%
  BB 0.96%
  DK 0.96%
  DZ 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
Dell 21.21%
Acer 18.18%
ASUS 13.64%
Toshiba 6.06%
Lenovo 4.55%
Samsung 3.03%
Intel 1.52%
Gateway 1.52%
Apple 1.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.45%
BIOSTAR Group P4M900-M7 F... 2.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.30%
Acer Aspire M5-481PT 2.30%
Dell Inspiron One 2330 2.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite P875 1.15%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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