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10% remove it90% keep it
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Global Rank #30,523
United States Rank #21,769
Reach 0.0046%


3.0.6 80.22%
3.0.2 13.19%
2.9.964 3.30%
2.9.930 1.10%
2.9.910 1.10%
2.8.885 1.10%

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Creative Element Power Tools

What is Creative Element Power Tools?  (from Creative Technology Ltd)

Creative Element Power Tools is a wildly-popular collection of productivity tools for Windows.


Creative Element Power Tools is a software program developed by Creative Technology Ltd. The most common release is 3.0.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named control panel.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 5.07 MB (5,319,141 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 69% of users of Creative Element Power Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creativelement.com/powertools
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\creative element power tools
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Creative Element Power Tools\unwise.exe" /U "C:\Program Files\Creative Element Power Tools\INSTALL.LOG"
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 5.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creative Element Power Tools

Program executable:control panel.exe
Name:Creative Element Power Tools Control Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\creative element power tools\control panel.exe
Additional files:
  • attrib.dll - Creative Element Power Tools (Creative Element Power Tools Shell Extension)
  • bulkdnl.dll
  • CEPTContext32.dll - Creative Element Power Tools Context Menu Extension
  • CEPTContext64.dll
  • chgdate.dll
  • cmdhere.dll
  • cmdhereb.dll
  • COMPAR~1.EXE - Comparator.
  • Comparator.exe - Comparator
  • compare.dll
  • compared.dll
  • context.exe
  • copycont.dll
  • copylink.dll
  • copymov.dll
  • cpyfname.dll
  • distrib.dll
  • File Type Doctor.exe - File Type Doctor
  • filelist.dll
  • finddupe.dll
  • fldrlink.dll
  • fldrsel.dll
  • ftd.dll
  • ftpcntxt.dll
  • htmlfltr.dll
  • inuse.dll
  • poweren.dll
  • prntlist.dll
  • regagent.dll
  • Resizer.exe - Creative Element Power Tools Plugin
  • Startup.exe - Creative Element Power Tools Startup module
  • takeown.dll
  • target.dll
  • FDF.exe - Find Duplicate Files
  • BulkDnl.exe - Bulk Downloader
  • findupe.dll - Find Duplicates
  • RegAgent.exe - Registry Agent
  • regsrch.dll
  • poweren.exe - Power Rename
  • uninstall.exe - Creative Element Power Tools Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Context Menu Handlers
  • ftpcntxt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'FtpcntxtMenu' with a class of {05A600DA-0B31-4A2B-9E6E-2DDBBB9001E7}.
  • inuse.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'InUseMenu' with a class of {E674ACB2-8462-48FB-85EB-C766038F06DB}.
  • CEPTContext64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CEPTContext' with a class of {56E3C98D-69EA-4195-ABFF-15FA7950B28F}.
  • CEPTContext32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CEPTContext' with a class of {56E3C98D-69EA-4195-ABFF-15FA7950B28F}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000037834%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000317%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000061%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Creative Element Power Tools?

You can uninstall Creative Element Power Tools 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 Creative Element Power Tools, 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 Creative Element Power Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 10 3%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.42%
Windows Vista 9.89%
Windows XP 4.40%
Windows 10 3.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.49%
Windows Vista Business 3.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.75%
  Canada 6.25%
  Italy 3.13%
  Netherlands 2.34%
  Germany 2.34%
  United Kingdom 2.34%
  Australia 1.56%
  India 1.56%
  Croatia 1.56%
  Poland 1.56%
  Singapore 0.78%
  Thailand 0.78%
  France 0.78%
  Switzerland 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Dell 19.30%
Acer 17.54%
Lenovo 7.02%
Alienware 3.51%
ASUS 3.51%
Sony 3.51%
Intel 1.75%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Gateway 1.75%
Medion 1.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.29%
HP EliteBook 8760w 2.86%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.86%
Alienware M14xR2 2.86%
Acer Aspire 7741 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite A660 1.43%

About Creative Technology Ltd

Creative designs, manufactures and distributes digitized sound and video boards, computers and related multimedia, and personal digital entertainment products.
Publisher URL: us.creative.com


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