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Should I remove Roxio Creator DE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,456
United States Rank #755
Reach 0.4718%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.88 days
734.01 days >
Average installed length: 385.66 days


10.2.5 0.15%
10.1 55.06%
3.5.0 11.97%
3.3.0 32.82%

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Roxio Creator DE

What is Roxio Creator DE?

Roxio Creator is proprietary optical disc authoring program. Creator will only record data CDs in Mode 1 (consequently, there are CD-ROM drives that will not recognize anything other than the first session of a Mode 1 CD.). Creator supports a wide variety of file formats, including AVI, DV, HDV, DV-AVI, MPEG-1/2/4, MPEG2-HD, DVD-Video, Audio CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, Dolby Digital AC-3, AAC, JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP and GIF.

About  (from Roxio)

Convert DVD video, web video or any other video file automatically to a preferred format for easy playback on your mobile phone, iPadĀ®, iPodĀ® or other portable device. Spice up your videos with 8 amazing video effects found in nature and beyond: fire, fog, rainfall, snow storm, smoke, fireworks, fairy dust and sparks.


The most used version is 10.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is Roxio_Central33.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 9.78 MB (10,252,649 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Roxio Creator DE is typically pre-installed with Dell computers.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • 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
Help link: www.med.umich.edu/i/mcit/cust_srvc_ctr/index.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Roxio
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Uninstall\{09760D42-E223-42AD-8C3E-55B47D0DDAC3}\setup.exe /x {09760D42-E223-42AD-8C3E-55B47D0DDAC3}
Estimated size: 9.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Roxio Creator DE

Program executable:Roxio_Central33.exe
Roxio Creator
Path:C:\Program Files\Archivos comunes\Roxio Shared\9.0\Roxio Central33\Main\Roxio_Central33.exe
Additional files:
  • cddbfpx1.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote CddbFP1x (CddbFP1x)
  • cddbcmsig_1_2.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote CddbCMSig_1_2 (CddbCMSig_1_2)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Roxio_Central33.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'RoxioSCDataTask33' with the ProgID of 'Roxio.RoxioCentral33' and the action verb 'DataTask.
Scheduled Task
  • Roxio_Central33.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{87035332-922F-4EA1-A480-6210A356B4AA}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Roxio Creator DE?

You can uninstall Roxio Creator DE 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 Creator DE, 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 Creator DE.

Win Vista (SP2) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 66.19%
Windows 7 22.78%
Windows XP 6.29%
Windows 10 4.69%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 48.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.84%
Windows Vista Home Basic 13.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.19%
Windows 7 Professional 4.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.22%
  United Kingdom 4.75%
  Canada 3.24%
  France 1.23%
  Australia 1.22%
  Germany 1.10%
  Japan 0.67%
  Brazil 0.62%
  Netherlands 0.60%
  Ireland 0.45%
  Mexico 0.45%
  Belgium 0.43%
  India 0.42%
  Spain 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 94.40%
Hewlett-Packard 2.61%
Acer 1.12%
Toshiba 0.62%
ASUS 0.33%
Lenovo 0.22%
Intel 0.17%
American Megatrends 0.12%
Sahara 0.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 10.43%
Dell Inspiron 1545 9.67%
Dell Inspiron 1525 7.30%
Dell Inspiron 530s 5.13%
Dell Studio 1737 4.24%
Dell Inspiron 531 3.64%

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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