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Should I remove Dell OS Recovery Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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Global Rank #33,002
United States Rank #20,333
Reach 0.0039%


VersionDistribution 52.63% 9.21% 25.00% 13.16%

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Dell OS Recovery Tool


Dell OS Recovery Tool is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 15.75 MB (16,515,072 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 84% of users of Dell OS Recovery Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dell\os recovery tool\instructions
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{161AF0F9-B78F-455E-BA4F-D04404C5F927}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell OS Recovery Tool

  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Plugin)
  • 7z.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip Console
  • clarity.dll - Dell <product name> (Dell Clarity Library)
  • commandline.dll - Command Line Parser Library
  • dellosrecoverytool.exe - Dell OS Recovery Tool
  • galasoft.mvvmlight.dll (by GalaSoft Laurent Bugnion @ http://www.galasoft.ch) - GalaSoft.MvvmLight
  • galasoft.mvvmlight.extras.dll (by GalaSoft Laurent Bugnion @ http://www.galasoft.ch) - GalaSoft.MvvmLight.Extras
  • galasoft.mvvmlight.platform.dll - GalaSoft.MvvmLight.Platform
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.5)
  • microsoft.practices.servicelocation.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation
  • system.windows.interactivity.dll (by Microsoft) - System.Windows.Interactivity
  • dellosrecoverytool.resources.dll

How do I remove Dell OS Recovery Tool?

You can uninstall Dell OS Recovery Tool 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 OS Recovery Tool, 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 OS Recovery Tool.

Win 10 82%
Win 7 (SP1) 18%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 81.58%
Windows 7 18.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 36.84%
Windows 10 Home 30.26%
Windows 7 Professional 13.16%
Windows 8.1 5.26%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.95%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.17%
  United Kingdom 3.33%
  France 2.50%
  Italy 2.50%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Canada 1.67%
  Australia 0.83%
  Switzerland 0.83%
  Germany 0.83%
  Spain 0.83%
  Sweden 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 75.00%
Alienware 11.11%
Lenovo 4.17%
Acer 4.17%
Hewlett-Packard 2.78%
Medion 1.39%
Intel 1.39%
Common models
Dell Precision 5520 2.78%
Dell OptiPlex 9020 2.78%
Alienware Alienware 17 R3 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 20-3052 2.78%
Dell Inspiron 3558 2.78%
Alienware Alienware Auror... 2.78%

About Dell

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


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