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Should I remove Dell System Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,852
United States Rank #4,130
Reach 0.0803%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.29 days
716.66 days >
Average installed length: 376.55 days


1.7.10000 29.14%
1.6.00000 39.82%
1.5.00000 31.04%

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Dell System Manager

What is Dell System Manager?  (from Dell)

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Dell System Manager is a software program developed by Dell. It is typically pre-installed with most new Dell computers. The most common release is 1.6.00000, 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. 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 DCPSysMgr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 18.03 MB (18,906,299 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 System Manager 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\Dell System Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{43CFE88C-A97B-4875-9BCC-E93EC0EEEEA4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.03 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell System Manager

Program executable:DCPSysMgr.exe
Name:Dell System Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell System Manager\DCPSysMgr.exe
Additional files:
  • powerset.exe - Power Management Wizard
  • DCP_Display.exe - Dell System Manager (Dell System and Devices)
  • DCP_Power.exe - Dell Power Manager
  • DCPSysMgr.exe
  • QSResource.dll - Dell System Manager Resource DLL
  • sysmgr.dll - Resources used by Dell System Manager to support power plan extensions
  • PanelHelper32.exe - Privacy Panel Helper
  • MobilityCenter.exe - MobilityCenter (Windows Mobility Center Extensible Tiles)
  • DCPSysMgrSvc.exe - DCPSysMgrSvc (Dell - System Manager Service)
  • DCPTabMgr.exe - Dell Tablet (TabUI.exe)
  • CBTHook32.dll - CBTHook (CBTHook DLL)
  • CBTHook64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DCP_Display.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{88541BD4-8FD4-4D04-993A-67CD802FB523}' (runs on registration).
  • DCPSysMgrSvc.exe runs as a service named 'dcpsysmgrsvc' (dcpsysmgrsvc) "A support service required for the proper operation of Dell System Manager.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DCPSysMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell Quickset' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell System Manager\DCPSysMgr.exe.

How do I remove Dell System Manager?

You can uninstall Dell System Manager 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 System Manager, 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 System Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.07%
Windows 10 6.89%
Windows XP 2.46%
Windows Vista 1.52%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 70.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.26%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.50%
Windows 10 Pro 4.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.94%
  France 4.54%
  Germany 3.35%
  United Kingdom 2.29%
  Canada 1.79%
  Australia 1.24%
  Italy 1.24%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Netherlands 1.15%
  India 1.06%
  Mexico 0.96%
  Japan 0.83%
  Israel 0.83%
  Sweden 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 98.85%
Hewlett-Packard 0.51%
Acer 0.32%
Lenovo 0.25%
ASUS 0.06%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 12.61%
Dell Latitude E6520 10.76%
Dell Latitude E6410 9.09%
Dell Latitude E5520 7.75%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 6.15%
Dell Latitude E6510 5.95%

About Dell

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


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