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Should I remove Microsoft Expression Blend 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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3.0.1938.0 18.96%
3.0.1927.0 80.57%
3.0.1921.0 0.47%

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Microsoft Expression Blend 3

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What is Microsoft Expression Blend 3?

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.


The most common release is 3.0.1927.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named Blend.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75066
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Blend 3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Blend 3\XSetup.exe" -x -AppLangIC:1033 "-manifesC:BlendManifest.cab" "-sourcC:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expres
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Expression Blend 3

Program executable:Blend.exe
Microsoft Expression Blend 3
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Blend 3\Blend.exe
Additional files:
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft(R) DirectX for Windows(R) (DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece)
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • DSETUP.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • PsdImaging.dll - Microsoft Expression Imaging (Expression Imaging)
  • Microsoft.Expression.ImportInterop.dll - Microsoft Expression Blend (Microsoft.Expression.ImportInterop)
  • XSetup.exe - Microsoft Expression Blend Setup
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseInstaller.dll - Microsoft Expression (Microsoft Expression license installer)
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseKeyInstaller.exe - Microsoft Expression license key installer
  • EncoderTypes.dll - Expression Encoder (EncoderTypes)
  • WPFToolkit.dll - WPF Toolkit
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • Blend.exe - Microsoft Expression Blend 3
  • EncoderUtil.dll - Expression Encoder
  • Microsoft.Expression.Licensing.dll - Microsoft Expression Licensing
  • Microsoft.Expression.SourceControl.TFS.dll - Microsoft Expression Framework TFS

How do I remove Microsoft Expression Blend 3?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Expression Blend 3 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Expression Blend 3 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 3, 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 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.56%
Windows 10 17.54%
Windows XP 5.69%
Windows Vista 5.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.69%
Windows 10 Pro 5.21%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.46%
  United Kingdom 11.15%
  Germany 6.54%
  Canada 4.62%
  France 3.46%
  Japan 2.69%
  Singapore 1.92%
  Italy 1.92%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Norway 1.15%
  Austria 1.15%
  MA 0.77%
  Russia 0.77%
  India 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.33%
Hewlett-Packard 18.85%
Acer 16.39%
Toshiba 7.38%
Intel 4.92%
Lenovo 4.92%
ASUS 4.10%
Samsung 2.46%
Apple 1.64%
Sony 1.64%
Alienware 0.82%
Common models
Acer Extensa 5235 11.63%
Dell OptiPlex 980 3.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
Samsung R519/R719 2.33%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.55%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.55%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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