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Should I remove Roxio Burn?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,056
United States Rank #491
Reach 0.6504%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.69 days
551.39 days >
Average installed length: 289.72 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.12% 3.60% 0.16% 0.90%
1.8 0.02%
1.6 0.02%
1.2 13.43%
1.01 68.72%
1.0 12.99%

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Roxio Burn

What is Roxio Burn?  (from Roxio)

Roxio delivers the industry's best and easiest tools for burning CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. The new, handy Roxio Burn desktop widget lets you easily drag and drop files for burning or copying right on your desktop.The final disc will be compatible with almost any Windows computer. Multi-Disc burning - When files are ...  Read more


Roxio Burn is a software program developed by Roxio. The most common release is 1.01, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named stax.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 55.53 MB (58,228,116 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 81% of users of Roxio Burn come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on Dell PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Roxio Burn is typically pre-installed with Dell computers.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Dell computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.roxio.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Roxio\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A33E7B0C-B99C-4EC9-B702-8A328B161AF9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 55.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Roxio Burn

Program executable:stax.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Roxio\stax.exe
Additional files:
  • Roxio Burn.exe - Roxio Burn
  • RoxioBurnLauncher.exe - Roxio Burn Launcher
  • RoxioRestore.exe - Roxio Restore
  • RRLauncher.exe - Roxio RRLauncher

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Roxio Burn.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'BasicBurnCopy' with the ProgID of 'BasicBurn.PLAYCOPY' and the action verb 'Copy.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RoxioBurnLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Desktop Disc Tool' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Roxio Burn\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Roxio Burn.exe
Memory:16.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019420805%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00020008%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00174200%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,243,198
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:505 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.91 MB
Total CPU:0.0021259638%
Kernel CPU:0.00103304%
User CPU:0.00109292%
CPU cycles/sec:7,236,158
I/O reads/min:488 Bytes

How do I remove Roxio Burn?

You can uninstall Roxio Burn 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 Roxio Burn, 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 Roxio Burn.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.89%
Windows 10 8.92%
Windows Vista 0.80%
Windows XP 0.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 81.16%
Windows 10 Home 7.11%
Windows 7 Professional 4.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.01%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.97%
Windows 10 Pro 0.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.77%
  United Kingdom 4.28%
  Canada 2.24%
  Germany 1.66%
  Brazil 1.14%
  Australia 0.87%
  India 0.85%
  France 0.80%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  Mexico 0.40%
  Japan 0.40%
  Belgium 0.34%
  Israel 0.31%
  Italy 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 86.11%
Toshiba 7.03%
Acer 3.42%
ASUS 3.20%
Hewlett-Packard 0.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 12.82%
Dell Inspiron N5010 9.26%
Dell Inspiron 560 6.28%
Dell Inspiron N7010 4.82%
Dell Inspiron 580 4.60%
Dell Studio 1558 3.56%

About Roxio

Roxio, now Sonic Solutions, is a software developer specializing in consumer digital media products whose product line includes programs for the creation of digital media projects, media conversion software, and content distribution systems.
Publisher URL: www.roxio.com


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