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5% remove it95% keep it
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Average installed length: 87.50 days

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

What is Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening?

Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening is an expansion for the fantasy role-playing video game Dragon Age: Origins. Awakening adds a brand new campaign which takes place during the aftermath of Dragon Age: Origins. The game also features new class specializations and skills for the player to develop. The player has the option to either import his or her character from the main game or start over as a Warden from Orlais: a whole new origin. If a new character is created, the story from the main game is set to a default ending. If the character is imported, the story in Awakening will continue from that determined by the player in Origins and the character will retain his or her attributes, skills, spells etc. as well as certain equipment. The expansion continues the story, including five new recruitable party members and Oghren from Dragon Age: Origins, new spells and abilities, a raise in the level cap, new enemies such as the Inferno Golem and the Queen of the Blackmarsh, and new items.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named DAOriginsLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 16.21 MB (16,997,937 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dragonage.bioware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\dragon age origins
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/47730
Estimated size: 16.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

Program executable:DAOriginsLauncher.exe
Name:Launcher Application
Path:C:\steam\steamapps\common\dragon age origins\DAOriginsLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe - Launcher Application
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll (by Electronic Arts) - Dragon Age (Game Definition File resources)
  • d3d9.dll
  • DAO_UpdateAddinsXml.exe - Dragon Age: Origins (Dragon Age Addins XML Updater)
  • DAO_UpdateAddinsXml_Steam.exe - Dragon Age Addins XML Updater for Steam
  • dxgi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F58650E-D2C6-45D7-94AE-5FF1D8356CF2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Dragon Age Ultimate Edition\DAOriginsLauncher.exe'.

How do I remove Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening?

You can uninstall Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening 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 Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, 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 Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.87%
Windows 10 34.45%
Windows Vista 0.84%
Windows XP 0.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.64%
Windows 7 Professional 13.56%
Windows 8.1 10.17%
Windows 10 Home 10.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.99%
  France 16.79%
  United Kingdom 5.11%
  Brazil 3.65%
  Sweden 3.65%
  Canada 3.65%
  Germany 2.19%
  Chile 1.46%
  Australia 1.46%
  Russia 1.46%
  Mexico 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  CY 0.73%
  Singapore 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.14%
ASUS 12.07%
Alienware 12.07%
Acer 10.34%
Dell 8.62%
Lenovo 5.17%
Toshiba 3.45%
Apple 1.72%
Intel 1.72%
Medion 1.72%
MSI 1.72%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.54%
Alienware M17xR4 2.44%
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P 2.44%
CLEVO CO. W860CU ... 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.44%

About BioWare

BioWare is a video game developer owned by Electronic Arts and specializes in role-playing video games.
Publisher URL: www.bioware.com


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