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Should I remove Stardock Start10?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,077
United States Rank #5,953
Reach 0.0511%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.84 days
83.75 days >
Average installed length: 44.00 days


1.60 1.11%
1.56 8.81%
1.55 5.98%
1.54 0.20%
1.53 9.02%
1.52 0.30%
1.51 0.20%
1.50 7.40%
1.11 14.99%
1.10 2.43%
1.08 11.96%
1.07 0.61%
1.06 1.42%
1.05 2.63%
1.5 3.24%
1.02 3.95%
1.01 1.52%
1.00 2.23%
1.0 19.05%
0.99 2.03%
0.57 0.61%
0.50 0.30%

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Stardock Start10

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Stardock Start10 is a software program developed by Stardock. The most common release is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named start10config.exe. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 15.59 MB (16,347,061 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 64% of users of Stardock Start10 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start10
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start10\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start10\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 15.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Start10

Program executable:start10config.exe
Name:Stardock Start10
Stardock Start10 Configuration Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\start10\start10config.exe
Additional files:
  • Start10tweak.exe
  • SasUpgrade.exe - Stardock Application Services (Sas License Upgrade)
  • SdAppServices.dll
  • SdDisplay.exe - SdDisplay
  • Stardock.ApplicationServices.dll - Stardock.ApplicationServices
  • Start10Shell32.dll - Start10 Shell Extension
  • Start10Shell64.dll
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • Start10ThemeEdit.exe - Start10 Theme Editor
  • Launch.exe - Stardock ModernMix (Launch)
  • ExtractS8Theme.exe - Stardock Start10 (Stardock Start8 Theme Extractor)
  • Start10.exe - Start10
  • Start10_32.dll - Start button for Windows 10
  • start10_64.dll
  • Start10_64.exe
  • Start10Srv.exe - Stardock Start10 Service
  • Hlp.exe - Stardock Start8
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • zip.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Start10Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock Start10' (Start10) "Stardock Start10 Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Start10.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Start10.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Start10\Start10.exe.

How do I remove Stardock Start10?

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Or, you can uninstall Stardock Start10 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 Stardock Start10, 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 Stardock Start10.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.74%
  United Kingdom 5.12%
  Italy 3.88%
  Germany 3.80%
  Netherlands 3.42%
  France 2.17%
  Canada 2.17%
  Australia 2.02%
  Russia 1.48%
  Sweden 1.32%
  Austria 0.54%
  Israel 0.54%
  Czech Republic 0.54%
  Spain 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.47%
Dell 19.04%
ASUS 13.83%
Acer 11.42%
Lenovo 8.42%
Toshiba 4.41%
MSI 2.00%
Intel 1.00%
Apple 0.80%
Samsung 0.80%
Alienware 0.80%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.20%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.49%
Dell XPS 8700 2.49%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.49%
Dell XPS 8900 1.87%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 1.87%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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