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Should I remove Dell Feature Enhancement Pack?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,004
United States Rank #2,927
Reach 0.1349%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.87 days
379.60 days >
Average installed length: 199.45 days


2.2.1 68.82%
2.2.000 7.22%
2.1.000 22.94%
2.00.000 1.02%

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Dell Feature Enhancement Pack

What is Dell Feature Enhancement Pack?  (from Dell)

The Smart Settings is an application that enables you to make optimal use of your laptop computer's resources by selecting different modes. The modes allows you to enable or disable certain computer's features like Keyboard Backlight, Ambient Light Sensor and so on. Hot Key Icons appear on your desktop or the system...  Read more


Dell Feature Enhancement Pack is a software program developed by Dell. It is typically pre-installed with most new Dell computers. The most common release is 2.2.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 34.99 MB (36,685,927 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 65% of users of Dell Feature Enhancement Pack come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

This program is pre-installed on some 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Feature Enhancement Pack\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{992D1CE7-A20F-4AB0-9D9D-AFC3418844DA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 34.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Feature Enhancement Pack

  • BacklightSettings.exe - Dell Feature Enhancement Pack (Dell Keyboard Backlighting)
  • BatteryInformation.exe - Dell Battery Information
  • ConfigMod.exe - Configuration Module
  • DellFrameworkLibrary.dll - Dell.FeatureEnhancementPack.Common.Framework
  • DellKeyboardCpl.dll - DellKeyboardCpl
  • DellKeyboardExt.dll - DellKeyboardExt
  • DellKeyboardSys.dll - DellKeyboardSys
  • DellPowerCpl.dll - DellPowerCpl
  • DellPowerExt.dll - DellPowerExt
  • DellPowerPlanConfig.dll - DellPowerPlanConfig
  • DellPowerSys.dll - DellPowerSys
  • DellPPlan.dll - Resources used by Dell Feature Enhancement Pack to support power plan extensions
  • DellSmartSettingsExt.dll - DellSmartSettingsExt
  • DellSmartSettingsSys.dll - DellSmartSettingsSys
  • DellTouchExt.dll - DellTouchExt
  • DellTouchSys.dll - DellTouchSys
  • DFEPApplication.exe
  • DFEPService.exe - Dell - Dell Feature Enhancement Pack Service
  • HotkeySettings.exe - Dell Keyboard Hotkeys
  • SmartSettings.exe - DellSmartSettings
  • TouchPanel.exe - Dell Touch Panel

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DFEPService.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Feature Enhancement Pack Service' (DFEPService) "Dell Feature Enhancement Pack Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DFEPApplication.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DFEPApplication' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\Feature Enhancement Pack\DFEPApplication.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000548437%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002742%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002742%
0.015104% average
Memory:4.57 MB
Total CPU:0.0000405493%
Kernel CPU:0.00002027%
User CPU:0.00002027%
CPU cycles/sec:4,074

How do I remove Dell Feature Enhancement Pack?

You can uninstall Dell Feature Enhancement Pack 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 Dell Feature Enhancement Pack, 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 Dell Feature Enhancement Pack.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.07%
Windows 10 15.63%
Windows XP 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 71.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.23%
Windows 10 Pro 6.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.93%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.55%
Windows 8 Pro 2.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.82%
  France 3.96%
  Germany 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.11%
  Canada 2.27%
  Italy 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Australia 1.14%
  Sweden 0.97%
  Brazil 0.91%
  Poland 0.91%
  India 0.89%
  Israel 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 98.82%
Intel 0.61%
Hewlett-Packard 0.23%
Acer 0.11%
Lenovo 0.08%
Toshiba 0.04%
Sahara 0.04%
American Megatrends 0.04%
Common models
Dell Latitude E5530 non-v... 11.18%
Dell Latitude E6430 10.76%
Dell Latitude E6530 9.97%
Dell Latitude E6420 8.26%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 6.74%
Dell Latitude E5520 6.44%

About Dell

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


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