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Should I remove Dell Resource CD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,241
United States Rank #728
Reach 0.7225%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.92 days
617.25 days >
Average installed length: 324.32 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.10.0000 10.41%
1.00.0000 89.59%

Other programs by Dell

Dell Resource CD

What is Dell Resource CD?

Handy resource for device drivers, diagnostics and technical information - helps in resolving problems with your computer system. Provides reference to Dell's industry-recognized products and services. Offers direct links to the latest technical information, product offerings and pricing on Dell's Website.

About  (from Dell)

The Dellâ„¢ Resource CD is your resource for device drivers, diagnostics and technical information in the event that they are required to resolve a problem with your computer system. You can also reference this CD to learn more about Dell's industry-recognized products and services. Links to Dell's Internet Website are...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named AUTORCD.EXE. The setup package is about 7.98 MB (8,367,104 bytes) when donwloaded.

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.
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.
Dell had been criticized for pre-installing a number of trialware and other bundleware with its desktop and laptops, but after strong customer feedback agreed to offer limited pre-installed software on its machines.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\ResourceCD\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{42929F0F-CE14-47AF-9FC7-FF297A603021}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Resource CD

Program executable:AUTORCD.EXE
Name:AutoRCD
AutoRCD - Dell ResourceCD AutoRun utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\ResourceCD\AUTORCD.EXE
MD5:d246b763adab08bac6963b3d8ca70c95
Additional files:
  • AUTORCD.EXE (by Dell Computer) - AutoRCD (AutoRCD - Dell ResourceCD AutoRun utility)
  • hhupd.exe (by Microsoft) - HTML Help 1.3 Update (Microsoft® HTML Help Control)

How do I remove Dell Resource CD?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,241

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.96%
Windows XP 26.44%
Windows Vista 25.33%
Windows 8 3.19%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 26.39%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.72%
Windows 7 Professional 6.46%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.02%
  United Kingdom 4.38%
  India 4.13%
  Iran 3.73%
  Canada 2.65%
  Saudi Arabia 1.40%
  Australia 1.13%
  Israel 0.95%
  IQ 0.82%
  Egypt 0.78%
  Germany 0.64%
  Turkey 0.62%
  United Arab Emirates 0.51%
  Malaysia 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 97.30%
Hewlett-Packard 1.30%
Acer 0.77%
Sahara 0.18%
ASUS 0.15%
Intel 0.08%
Lenovo 0.08%
GIGABYTE 0.05%
Alienware 0.05%
Samsung 0.03%
Compaq 0.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 7.50%
Dell Inspiron 1545 6.00%
Dell Inspiron N5010 5.88%
Dell Inspiron 1525 5.16%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.74%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.31%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com

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