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Saitek DirectOutput


Saitek DirectOutput is a software program developed by Saitek. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 3.3 MB (3,457,536 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 44% of users of Saitek DirectOutput come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: \www.saitek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\saitek\directoutput\gauges\1024
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1F5C462F-60A2-4CC5-9469-D49D29D6FB67}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.3 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Saitek DirectOutput

  • directoutput.dll - Saitek DirectOutput (DirectOutput Interface Dynamic Link Library)
  • directoutputsaifip.dll - DirectOutputSaiFip Dynamic Link Library
  • directoutputsaihid.dll
  • directoutputservice.exe - DirectOutputService Windows Service
  • saiflightsimx.exe
  • saiwinmediaplayer.dll - Plugin for Windows Media Player
  • test.exe - Test Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • directoutputservice.exe runs as a service named 'Saitek DirectOutput' (SaiDOutput) "Saitek Direct Output LED/MFD Support".

How do I remove Saitek DirectOutput?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.84%
Windows 8 33.87%
Windows Vista 8.06%
Windows XP 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.97%
Windows 7 Professional 16.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.90%
Windows 8.1 11.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Germany 11.11%
  United Kingdom 9.72%
  France 6.94%
  Switzerland 4.17%
  Canada 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  United Arab Emirates 1.39%
  Austria 1.39%
  Australia 1.39%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Finland 1.39%
  Ireland 1.39%
  Korea 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 34.78%
Hewlett-Packard 17.39%
Acer 13.04%
Toshiba 13.04%
Medion 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
Common models
NVIDIA 122-CK-NF68 7.14%
ASUS All Series 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite A355 3.57%


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