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Should I remove Dell MusicStage?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #910
United States Rank #441
Reach 0.7549%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.87 days
556.52 days >
Average installed length: 292.41 days


VersionDistribution 38.03%
1.5.402.0 3.50% 39.58% 10.76% 0.45% 6.99% 0.67% 0.01%

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Dell MusicStage

What is Dell MusicStage?  (from Dell)

Stage delivers photos, videos, music, Web pages and more right to your fingertips, with your most recent content always front and center. You’ll effortlessly toggle between photos, videos, music, Web pages and more. Want to listen to the new song you played this morning or watch the rest of the video you saw last night...  Read more


Dell MusicStage is a software program developed by Dell. It is typically pre-installed with most new Dell computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named musicstage.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 88 MB (92,271,925 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 79% of users of Dell MusicStage come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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: www.dell.com/us/p/stage/pd
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Stage\MusicStage\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{760B0129-EA57-42A0-8628-7B5ADF8B66EA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 88 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell MusicStage

Program executable:musicstage.exe
MusicStage Music Player Interface
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell Stage\MusicStage\musicstage.exe
Additional files:
  • libumajin.dll - Umajin Runtime Library
  • musicstagescanner.exe - musicstagescanner (MusicStage Music Library Scanning Engine)
  • musicstageengine.exe - musicstageengine (MusicStage Music Player Engine)
  • updater.exe (by Caphyon LTD) - Advanced Updater
  • dbupgrade.exe - dbupgrade (MusicStage Music Database Upgrader)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MusicStage Updater' (Next runs on 2/15/2016 at 4:19 PM).
  • musicstage.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DED76740-1F50-4F98-8A72-8C3EDD7F7B22}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Dell MusicStage?

You can uninstall Dell MusicStage 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 MusicStage, 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 MusicStage.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.74%
Windows 10 9.04%
Windows XP 0.20%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 82.72%
Windows 10 Home 7.21%
Windows 7 Professional 3.83%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.65%
Windows 10 Pro 0.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.54%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Canada 3.01%
  India 1.55%
  Australia 1.39%
  Germany 1.32%
  France 1.21%
  Netherlands 0.78%
  Israel 0.67%
  Malaysia 0.37%
  Belgium 0.36%
  Poland 0.34%
  South Africa 0.32%
  Saudi Arabia 0.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.47%
Alienware 0.51%
Acer 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 12.98%
Dell XPS 8300 8.38%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 7.91%
Dell Inspiron 620 7.40%
Dell Inspiron N5050 6.61%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 5.38%

About Dell

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


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