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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,969
United States Rank #13,560
Reach 0.0083%


VersionDistribution 92.68% 1.83% 4.27%
3.2.107 1.22%

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Dell Location Utility

What is Dell Location Utility?

Dell Location Utility, uses an included Skyhook Wireless XPS location sensor to determine your current whereabouts based on Wi-Fi triangulation, rather than GPS satellites. Once the system has determined your coordinates, you can click the Show My Location link, which launches your browser and points it to dell.loki.com.


The most common release is, 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 15 files and is usually about 11.44 MB (11,993,088 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dell\dell location and gps\dell location utility
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B6A549AC-4838-462E-B580-C785AC5E97EB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Location Utility

  • xpscontrolpanel.exe (by Skyhook Wireless)
  • qcwwan2k.dll (by QUALCOMM) - QCWWANCMAPI2k (QUALCOMM Wireless WAN Connection Manager API for Gobi 2000)
  • xpssvc.exe (by Skyhook Wireless)
  • xpscontrolpanel.chs.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.cht.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.deu.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.enu.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.esp.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.fra.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.ita.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.jpn.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.kor.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.nld.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.ptb.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.rus.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • xpssvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Location Utility' (xpssvc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • xpscontrolpanel.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell Location Utility' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Location and GPS\Dell Location Utility\xpscontrolpanel.exe --no-info.

How do I remove Dell Location Utility?

You can uninstall Dell Location Utility 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 Location Utility, 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 Location Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.98%
Windows 10 13.41%
Windows XP 0.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 82.32%
Windows 10 Home 7.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.44%
Windows 7 Starter 1.22%
Windows 10 Pro 1.22%
Windows 8 Pro 1.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.49%
  Canada 3.50%
  Mexico 2.33%
  Brazil 1.56%
  United Kingdom 1.17%
  Chile 0.78%
  Colombia 0.78%
  Argentina 0.78%
  Germany 0.78%
  TT 0.39%
  Vietnam 0.39%
  France 0.39%
  Costa Rica 0.39%
  Russia 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.38%
ASUS 0.62%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 5423 49.38%
Dell Inspiron 1090 28.40%
Dell Inspiron 1120 7.41%
Dell Inspiron 5323 5.56%
Dell Adamo 13 2.47%
Dell Inspiron 1110 2.47%

About Dell

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


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