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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,230
United States Rank #967
Reach 0.5594%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.74 days
228.19 days >
Average installed length: 119.90 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Create Recovery Media

What is Create Recovery Media?  (from Lenovo)

The Create Recovery Media program enables you to create recovery media to restore the contents of the system drive or hard disk drive to the same state as when the computer was originally shipped from the factory. You can create the recovery media on a memory key, a USB hard disk drive, or a set of discs if your comput...  Read more


Create Recovery Media is a software program developed by Lenovo. The primary executable is named recovburncd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 7.89 MB (8,268,551 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 59% of users of Create Recovery Media come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on Lenovo 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.
Lenovo computers come pre-installed with software that you may not need. This often includes trial versions of anti-virus software, various security software such as facial-recognition, pc optimizations programs, backup apps, dvd burners and media players.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Lenovo 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: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Factory Recovery\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{50DC5136-21E8-48BC-97E5-1AD055F6B0B6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Create Recovery Media

Program executable:recovburncd.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\factory recovery\recovburncd.exe
Additional files:
  • resource.dll - Create Factory Recovery Discs (RecovBurnCD Application)
  • pxsfs.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - Px Streaming Mastering Engine (PxSfs)
  • pxafs.dll (by Sonic Solutions) - PxAFS Dynamic Link Library
  • PXMAS.DLL - Px Mastering Engine (PxMas)
  • primosdk.dll - Prassi PrimoSDK (Primo Software Development Kit)
  • PXWAVE.DLL - PxWave
  • px.dll - Px
  • PXDRV.DLL - Px Unit Table
  • burn.dll
  • CDRecord.dll
  • fixBoot32.exe
  • medium.dll
  • PartKey.exe
  • utils.dll
  • VXBLOCK.DLL - VxBlock

How do I remove Create Recovery Media?

You can uninstall Create Recovery Media 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 Create Recovery Media, 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 Create Recovery Media.

Win 7 (SP1) 91%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.83%
Windows 10 7.97%
Windows XP 0.19%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 78.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.41%
Windows 10 Pro 6.36%
Windows 10 Home 0.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.60%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.16%
  Germany 4.86%
  Canada 4.47%
  United Kingdom 3.39%
  France 2.07%
  Australia 1.45%
  DK 1.43%
  Japan 1.34%
  Italy 1.25%
  Norway 1.13%
  Israel 1.09%
  Taiwan 0.99%
  Czech Republic 0.91%
  Sweden 0.89%

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a PC hardware and electronics company whose products include personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices and IT management software.
Publisher URL: www.lenovo.com


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