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What is start8_64.exe?

Part of Stardock Start8 by Stardock Software Inc

What is it?

Start8 adds a Start button and Start menu to Windows 8.
Description of start8_64.exe from Stardock Software Inc
Microsoft Windows® 8 is shipped without the "Start" menu. We put the "Start" menu back in Windows 8. We accurately recreated the most used desktop feature billions of users depend on every day and packed it with additional functionality.
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How does start8_64.exe run?

Process - start8_64.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. start8_64.exe is executed by the process start8srv.exe (Stardock Start8 by Stardock).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the start8_64.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of start8_64.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is start8_64.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU177.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.51 MB RAM7.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\stardock\start8\start8_64.exe

Are there other versions of Stardock Start8?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About Stardock Software, Inc

Stardock Corporation is is best known for computer programs that allow a user to modify or extend a graphical user interface as well as personal computer games More...
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File details

File name: start8_64.exe
Publisher: Stardock Software, Inc (verified)
Name: Stardock Start8
Description: Start8
Product version: 1.0
Size: 240.17 KB
Original file name: Start8.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: COMODO CA Limited
Effective date: 10/3/2011
Expiration date: 10/3/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000543085%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000365584%
User CPU: 0.00001775009700%
Privileged CPU time: 208.32 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 151,885,703
CPU cycle count /min: 100,271
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 46.09 MB
Peak committed memory: 50.08 MB
Paged memory: 1.51 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.35 MB
Paged system memory: 88.89 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.19 KB
Working set memory: 1.85 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.48 MB
Min working set memory: 1.79 MB
Private memory: 1.51 MB
Page faults: 38,297
Page faults /min: 86
Process I/O averages
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.52 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 30
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 309 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 6
Handle count average: 23
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Stardock\Start8\Start8_64.exe" START

Image hashes

MD5: c52567e72b14dc7b3aa316ddcdf3a001
SHA-1: 1f0623fe652eebe547cbecba3b1bbe264cda1ad5
SHA-256: 6d51dbea60011b59c959b9c891cbb8637aa0da0711e1954a90393864fa3cf732

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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