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Microsoft Expression Blend 2

What is Microsoft Expression Blend 2?

Microsoft Expression Blend is a user interface design tool developed and sold by Microsoft for creating graphical interfaces for web and desktop applications that blend the features of these two types of applications. It is an interactive, WYSIWYG front-end for designing XAML-based interfaces for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight applications. It is one of the applications in the Microsoft Expression Studio suite.


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 main program executable is Blend.exe. The software installer includes 137 files and is usually about 52.86 MB (55,424,224 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75064
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Blend 2\Setup\XSetup.exe" -x -AppLangIC:1033 "-manifesC:BlendManifest.cab" "-sourcC:C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Estimated size: 52.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Expression Blend 2

Program executable:Blend.exe
Microsoft Expression Blend
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Blend 2\Blend.exe
Additional files:
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.dll - Windows Presentation Foundation Design Time Library
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • DSITF.DLL - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility Proxy
  • DSSM.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Update Utility
  • AUTHZAX.DLL - Microsoft Office Authorization Control
  • ImportSrv.exe - Microsoft Expression Media Importer
  • OIS.EXE - Microsoft Office Picture Manager
  • DSETUP.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft® DirectX für Windows® (Microsoft DirectX-Setup)
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • CDLMSO.DLL - 2007 Microsoft Office system (Microsoft CDL)
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • HLP95EN.DLL - Microsoft Office WinHelp Utility DLL
  • Media.exe - Microsoft Expression Media 2
  • MediaLib.dll - Microsoft Expression Media Support Library
  • MediaQTLib.dll
  • MSOHTMED.EXE - 2007 Microsoft Office component
  • PsdImaging.dll - Microsoft Expression Imaging (Expression Imaging)
  • Wordconv.exe - Word Converter
  • GraphicsCore.dll - Microsoft Expression Design
  • ExpressionWeb.exe - Microsoft Expression Web 4
  • fpacutl.dll - Microsoft Expression Web Utilities
  • fpcutl.dll - Microsoft Expression Web Client Utility Library
  • fpeditax.dll - Microsoft Expression Web Editor
  • fpnse.dll - Microsoft Expression Web Shell Namespace Extension
  • HostedIE6.dll - Microsoft (R) HTML Viewer
  • HtmlChkr.dll - Microsoft Markup Analysis Processor
  • Imgutil.dll - IE plugin image decoder support DLL
  • MediaShx.dll - Microsoft Expression Media
  • Microsoft.Expression.ImportInterop.dll - Microsoft Expression Blend (Microsoft.Expression.ImportInterop)
  • XSetupUI.dll - Microsoft Expression Blend Setup User Interface
  • XSetupUI.resources.dll
  • HostedIE7.dll - Microsoft Expression Web
  • MSTORDB.EXE - Microsoft Clip Organizer (Media Catalog Object)
  • MSTORE.EXE - Clip Organizer
  • jscript6.dll - Microsoft (r) JScript
  • jscript7.dll - Microsoft (R) JScript
  • Expression.DevServer.exe - Microsoft Expression (Microsoft Expression Development Server)
  • EXPRWD.EXE - Microsoft Expression Web 2
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseActivator.exe - Microsoft Expression license Activation helper
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseInstaller.dll - Microsoft Expression license installer
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseKeyInstaller.exe - Microsoft Expression license key installer
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicensePhoneActivator.exe
  • MSIMPORT.EXE - Import Wizard
  • VTIDB.EXE - Database Interface Wizard
  • VTIFORM.EXE - Form Page Wizard
  • XSetup.exe - Microsoft Expression Setup
  • XSetup.resources.dll
  • XSetupAct.dll - Microsoft Expression Setup Action File
  • XSetupAct.resources.dll
  • DeepZoomComposer.exe - Deep Zoom Composer
  • EncoderTypes.dll - Expression Encoder (EncoderTypes)
  • SubsetFontTask.dll - SubsetFontTask
  • Microsoft.Expression.Extensibility.dll - Extensibility (Microsoft Expression Framework)
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • SELFCERT.EXE - SelfCert (Create a self-signed digital certificate)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Media.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Microsoft.ExpressionMedia' with the ProgID of 'Microsoft.ExpressionMedia.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'AutoPlay.
Scheduled Task
  • ExpressionWeb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{15A9D6EC-C745-4051-B82E-58240B97BB95}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ExpressionWeb.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Web 4\ExpressionWeb.exe'.
  • Media.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Media 2\Media.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Expression Blend 2?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Expression Blend 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Expression Blend 2 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 Microsoft Expression Blend 2, 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 Microsoft Expression Blend 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.61%
Windows XP 14.08%
Windows 8 9.86%
Windows Vista 8.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.08%
Windows 7 Professional 14.08%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.63%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.54%
  Germany 4.17%
  United Kingdom 2.08%
  Greece 2.08%
  Japan 2.08%
  Norway 2.08%
  Turkey 2.08%
  United Arab Emirates 1.04%
  Austria 1.04%
  Brazil 1.04%
  Canada 1.04%
  Switzerland 1.04%
  DZ 1.04%
  Egypt 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.85%
Acer 17.31%
Hewlett-Packard 13.46%
Toshiba 9.62%
Intel 7.69%
American Megatrends 5.77%
ASUS 3.85%
Gateway 3.85%
Lenovo 1.92%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite T210 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 1.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.82%
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 1.82%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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