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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #904
United States Rank #453
Reach 0.7590%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.20 days
566.47 days >
Average installed length: 297.64 days


VersionDistribution 55.84%
1.6.301.0 7.63%
1.5.420.0 9.53% 17.19% 8.20% 1.15% 0.28% 0.11% 0.01% 0.01% 0.06%

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Dell Stage

What is Dell Stage?  (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 Stage is a program developed by Dell. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Dell computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is stage_primary.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 79.84 MB (83,713,256 bytes). StageUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 77% of users of Dell Stage come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • 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\Dell Stage\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FC45E4D6-FEA5-4091-B172-4351D130C2E1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 79.84 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Stage

Program executable:stage_primary.exe
Name: stage_primary
Dell Stage
Signed by:Unlimited Realities
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\stage_primary.exe
Additional files:
  • libumajin.dll - Umajin Runtime Library
  • StageUpdater.exe (by Caphyon LTD) - Advanced Updater
  • clean_shortcuts.exe - clean_shortcuts (Dell Stage desktop shortcut cleaner)
  • stage_secondary.exe - stage_secondary (Dell Stage)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • StageUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Dell Stage Updater' (Next runs on 3/9/2016 at 11:25 AM).
  • stage_primary.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{35FF2B6C-62DB-459D-8FED-A11579CEA88D}' (runs on registration).
  • clean_shortcuts.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6BABA94-9577-42E0-B1EB-29CF1B9F040D}' (runs on registration).
  • stage_secondary.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A78BA496-E5DC-448B-925A-78D86CCB0F54}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • stage_primary.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DellStage' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\stage_primary.exe" "C:\Program Files\Dell Stage\Dell Stage\start.umj" --startup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:95.51 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012489056%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052131%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00072759%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,869,928
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:24.13 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:107 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:115.6 MB
Total CPU:0.0005037872%
Kernel CPU:0.00037320%
User CPU:0.00013059%
CPU cycles/sec:12,530,953
I/O reads/min:16.76 KB
I/O writes/min:5.11 KB

How do I remove Dell Stage?

You can uninstall Dell Stage 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 Stage, 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 Stage.

Win 7 (SP1) 92%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.48%
Windows 10 7.30%
Windows XP 0.20%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 82.60%
Windows 10 Home 6.72%
Windows 7 Professional 4.14%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.90%
Windows 10 Pro 0.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.99%
  United Kingdom 4.29%
  Canada 2.95%
  India 1.60%
  Germany 1.46%
  Brazil 1.43%
  Australia 1.38%
  France 1.32%
  Israel 0.64%
  Mexico 0.58%
  Malaysia 0.37%
  Poland 0.34%
  South Africa 0.31%
  Saudi Arabia 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.39%
Alienware 0.50%
Acer 0.05%
Hewlett-Packard 0.04%
Lenovo 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 13.33%
Dell XPS 8300 7.90%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 7.47%
Dell Inspiron 620 7.26%
Dell Inspiron N5050 6.51%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 5.58%

About Dell

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


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