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Should I remove Microsoft Expression Design 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,414
United States Rank #3,875
Reach 0.1643%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.97 days
921.00 days >
Average installed length: 483.91 days


8.0.31217.1 42.34%
7.0.20516.0 57.66%

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Microsoft Expression Design 4

What is Microsoft Expression Design 4?  (from Microsoft)

Expression Design is a tool for creative professionals and developers who want to build graphics for application user interfaces, the web, or any other medium. The convenience and ease of editing vector graphics in Expression Design can be a cornerstone of your Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Microsoft Silverlig...  Read more


Microsoft Expression Design 4 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 7.0.20516.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is Design.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 62.41 MB (65,437,321 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of Microsoft Expression Design 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=75066
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Design 4\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Design 4\XSetup.exe" -x -AppLangIC:1033 "-manifesC:DesignManifest.cab" "-sourcC:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expr
Estimated size: 62.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Expression Design 4

Program executable:Design.exe
Microsoft Expression Design
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Design 4\Design.exe
Additional files:
  • sldlext.dll - DownLevel Software Licensing Client Extension Dll
  • Setup.exe - Microsoft Expression Design Setup
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft® DirectX pour Windows® (Programme d'installation de DirectX - 32 bits)
  • DXSETUP.exe - Installation de Microsoft DirectX
  • DSETUP.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • PsdImaging.dll - Microsoft Expression Imaging (Expression Imaging)
  • GraphicsCore.dll - Microsoft Expression Design
  • XprView.dll - Microsoft Expression Design Shell Extension
  • XSetup.exe
  • XSetupAct.dll - Microsoft Expression Design Setup Action File
  • XSetupLic.dll - Microsoft Expression Design Setup Licensing File
  • XSetupSqm.dll - Microsoft Expression Design Setup CEIP File
  • XSetupUI.dll - Microsoft Expression Design Setup User Interface
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.Extensibility.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework
  • Microsoft.Windows.Design.Interaction.dll
  • Microsoft.Expression.LicenseActivator.exe - Microsoft Expression (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
  • gdiplus.dll - Microsoft GDI+
  • Microsoft.Expression.Extensibility.dll - Extensibility (Microsoft Expression Framework)
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • Design.exe
  • Microsoft.Expression.Licensing.dll - Microsoft Expression Licensing

How do I remove Microsoft Expression Design 4?

You can uninstall Microsoft Expression Design 4 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 Microsoft Expression Design 4, 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 Microsoft Expression Design 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.46%
Windows 10 33.64%
Windows XP 3.21%
Windows Vista 2.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.59%
Windows 7 Professional 15.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.64%
Windows 8.1 5.80%
Windows 10 Pro 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.43%
  Germany 24.99%
  United Kingdom 3.48%
  France 2.65%
  Canada 2.38%
  Australia 1.79%
  Italy 1.76%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  Austria 1.15%
  Japan 1.10%
  Spain 0.96%
  Brazil 0.88%
  Switzerland 0.86%
  Turkey 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.31%
Hewlett-Packard 22.97%
Acer 14.11%
ASUS 9.60%
Medion 7.14%
Toshiba 3.37%
Lenovo 3.26%
Intel 3.03%
Samsung 2.34%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.47%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.86%
ASUS All Series 3.34%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 3.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
Dell XPS 8300 2.28%

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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