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Houdini 4 Pro 64-bit


Houdini 4 Pro 64-bit is a software program developed by ChessBase GmbH. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 778.22 KB (796,895 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 36% of users of Houdini 4 Pro 64-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\chessbase\chessprogram14\talk
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{52254C71-5E25-4DF5-BB6E-E061A1B3C810}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 778.22 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Houdini 4 Pro 64-bit

  • chessbaseadmintool.exe - AdminTool (ChessBase Admin Tool)
  • chessprogram14.exe - ChessProgram 14 UI (ChessProgram 14)
  • chessres.dll - ChessRes Dynamic Link Library
  • frameres.dll - FrameRes Dynamic Link Library
  • sview3.dll - SView Library (SView)
  • tbaccess.dll - Tablebas
  • engine32.dll
  • chessbasefontsetup.exe - ChessBase Font Installer
  • craftysetup.exe
  • textures3.dll - Textures
  • dsetup.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll (by Microsoft) - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • fritz chess benchmark.exe - Fritz Chess Benchmark

How do I remove Houdini 4 Pro 64-bit?

You can uninstall Houdini 4 Pro 64-bit 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 Houdini 4 Pro 64-bit, 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 Houdini 4 Pro 64-bit.

Win 10 74%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 73.68%
Windows 7 21.05%
Windows Vista 5.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 26.32%
Windows 10 Home 21.05%
Windows 10 Pro 13.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.56%
  Germany 15.56%
  Spain 11.11%
  Belgium 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  France 4.44%
  United Kingdom 4.44%
  Switzerland 2.22%
  Chile 2.22%
  Colombia 2.22%
  GG 2.22%
  Italy 2.22%
  Norway 2.22%
  Russia 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 13.33%
Toshiba 10.00%
Medion 6.67%
Sony 3.33%
Lenovo 3.33%
Alienware 3.33%
Common models
ASUSTeK N76VB 8.57%
ASUS All Series 5.71%
Dell Vostro 460 5.71%
MSI MS-7760 5.71%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 5.71%
ASUSTeK N76VZ 5.71%

About (from ChessBase GmbH)

If there is one place to play online chess, this is it! On Playchess.
Publisher URL: www.chessbase.com


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