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Should I remove Dell Touchpad?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,437
United States Rank #5,056
Reach 0.0566%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 115.16 days
585.14 days >
Average installed length: 307.45 days


VersionDistribution 29.15% 0.27% 0.45% 0.90% 0.90% 1.17% 26.10% 41.08%

Dell Touchpad


Dell Touchpad is a software program developed by Synaptics. 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named instnt.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 18.8 MB (19,717,530 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 68% of users of Dell Touchpad come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.synaptics.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\synaptics\syntp
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynISDLL.dll",standAloneUninstall
Estimated size: 18.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Touchpad

Program executable:instnt.exe
Name:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
TouchPad Driver Installation Application
Path:C:\Program Files\synaptics\syntp\instnt.exe
Additional files:
  • DellTpad.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (TouchPad Control Panel Application)
  • SynISDLL.dll - Install Resource Strings
  • SynMood.exe - MoodPad
  • SynTPCOM.dll - Synaptics TouchPad Interfaces
  • SynTPCpl.dll - TouchPad Control Panel Extensions
  • SynTPEnh.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements
  • SynTPHelper.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
  • SynTPRes.dll - TouchPad Resource Library
  • SynZMetr.exe - Synaptics Pressure Graph
  • Tutorial.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Tutorial

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SynTPEnh' and executes as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SynTPEnh' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SynTPEnh.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0013031392%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00047349%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00082965%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:188,574
8,062,084 average
Memory:850 KB
Total CPU:0.0000014832%
Kernel CPU:0.00000100%
User CPU:0.00000048%
CPU cycles/sec:388
I/O reads/min:135 Bytes

How do I remove Dell Touchpad?

You can uninstall Dell Touchpad 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 Touchpad, 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 Touchpad.

Win Vista (SP2) 53%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 60.79%
Windows 7 24.26%
Windows XP 12.62%
Windows 10 2.24%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 43.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.65%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.12%
Windows 7 Professional 4.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.43%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Canada 2.78%
  Germany 2.01%
  France 1.75%
  India 1.75%
  Japan 1.49%
  Australia 1.10%
  Iran 1.03%
  Italy 0.97%
  Spain 0.91%
  Ireland 0.91%
  Netherlands 0.84%
  Sweden 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 97.21%
Sahara 0.90%
Hewlett-Packard 0.90%
Acer 0.45%
ASUS 0.36%
Samsung 0.09%
Toshiba 0.09%
Common models
Dell Studio 1555 20.44%
Dell Inspiron 1520 17.48%
Dell XPS M1330 16.93%
Dell Vostro 1500 8.33%
Dell Inspiron 1521 7.86%
Dell Studio XPS 1640 7.40%

About Synaptics

Synaptics develops human interface solutions for many OEMs whcih are pre-installed and included with PCs and laptops for companies such as Apple, Asus, Acer, Dell, Gateway, HP, Sony, Toshiba and numerous others.
Publisher URL: www.synaptics.com


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