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Should I remove Dolby Audio X2 Windows API SDK?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,219
United States Rank #1,463
Reach 0.2877%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.58 days
135.19 days >
Average installed length: 71.03 days


VersionDistribution 0.11% 0.53% 0.02% 7.86% 0.12% 4.41% 4.55% 8.09% 13.88% 2.33% 24.70% 10.09% 16.15% 1.71% 5.43% 0.02%

Dolby Audio X2 Windows API SDK


Dolby Audio X2 Windows API SDK is a program developed by Dolby Laboratories. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is DolbyBlue.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 5.8 MB (6,081,421 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 68% of users of Dolby Audio X2 Windows API SDK come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dolby\Dolby DAX2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6A478BF2-F67F-4ABC-A7F1-B6B5BA862371}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.8 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dolby Audio X2 Windows API SDK

Program executable:DolbyBlue.exe
Additional files:
  • DolbyDax2Launcher.exe - DolbyDAX2TrayIcon
  • DolbyDAX2TrayIcon.exe
  • DolbyDAX2API.exe - DolbyDAX2API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DolbyDAX2TrayIcon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • DolbyDAX2API.exe runs as a service named 'Dolby DAX2 API Service' (Dolby DAX2 API Service) "Dolby DAX2 API Service is used by Dolby DAX2 applications to control Dolby Audio components in the system.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DolbyDAX2TrayIcon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DAX2_APP' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dolby\Dolby DAX2\DAX2_APP\DolbyDAX2TrayIcon.exe -Hide.

How do I remove Dolby Audio X2 Windows API SDK?

You can uninstall Dolby Audio X2 Windows API SDK 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 Dolby Audio X2 Windows API SDK, 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 Dolby Audio X2 Windows API SDK.

Win 10 97%
Win 7 (SP1) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 96.51%
Windows 7 3.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 78.14%
Windows 10 Pro 9.86%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.83%
Windows 7 Professional 3.19%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.01%
Windows 10 Education 0.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.40%
  Germany 4.62%
  United Kingdom 4.36%
  Italy 2.71%
  France 2.69%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Canada 1.44%
  Spain 1.24%
  Singapore 1.18%
  Australia 1.08%
  Norway 0.92%
  DK 0.85%
  Sweden 0.76%
  Poland 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 71.07%
Acer 24.76%
Medion 4.16%
Common models
LENOVO 80NV 7.84%
Acer Aspire R5-471T 4.37%
LENOVO 80MK 4.05%
LENOVO 80NT 3.94%
Acer Aspire VN7-592G 3.81%
Acer Aspire VN7-792G 3.72%


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