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Should I remove Dell Touchpad?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #448
United States Rank #309
Reach 1.4214%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.97 days
323.53 days >
Average installed length: 169.99 days


VersionDistribution 0.09% 0.86% 0.62% 1.26% 0.11% 0.50% 0.17% 0.00% 0.07% 0.25% 0.02% 0.01% 0.15% 0.23% 0.21% 0.11% 2.41% 0.01% 0.05% 5.95% 0.02% 3.35% 0.02% 0.02% 0.00% 0.03% 0.02% 0.40% 0.01% 0.08% 0.02% 0.00% 2.72% 0.19% 0.04% 0.19% 0.29% 0.01% 0.02% 0.04% 0.10% 0.34% 1.40% 0.01% 0.34% 0.46% 0.02% 0.65% 1.87% 1.53% 0.24%
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Dell Touchpad

What is Dell Touchpad?  (from Synaptics)

Explore or expand your interactive capabilities by using up to four fingers at once on the large, smooth glass surface of the Dell Wireless Touchpad. Competitive touch games, drawing and music apps and more come to life with this multi-touch solution. Pair it with a non-touch display to experience four-finger touch and...  Read more


Dell Touchpad is a program developed by Synaptics. The most used version is, with over 55% 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. 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 main program executable is instnt.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 37.33 MB (39,142,303 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 66% of users of Dell Touchpad come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and India.

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: 37.33 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:
  • SynapticsReflash.exe - Synaptics TouchPad Reflash Application (TouchPad Reflash)
  • SynReflash.exe
  • 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
  • SynTPEnhPS.dll - Synaptics Proxy Server
  • SynTPEnhService.exe - 64-bit Synaptics Pointing Enhance Service
  • SynTPHelper.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Helper
  • SynTPRes.dll - TouchPad Resource Library
  • SynZMetr.exe - Synaptics Pressure Graph
  • Tutorial.exe - Synaptics Pointing Device Tutorial
  • Smb_driver_AMDASF.sys - Synaptics SMBus Driver
  • Smb_driver_Intel.sys
  • SynRMIHID.sys - Synaptics I2C Driver
  • DellTouchpad.exe - DellTpadN (Synaptics DELL Touchpad)
  • DellTouchpad35.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SynTPEnh.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements.
  • SynTPEnhService.exe runs as a service named 'SynTPEnh Caller Service' (SynTPEnhService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SynTPEnh.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements' and executes as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe.
3 Startup Files (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.
  • DellTouchpad.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DellWPF' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\DellTouchpad.exe /hidegui.
  • DellTouchpad35.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DellWPF' which loads as C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\DellTouchpad35.exe /hidegui.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0275182516%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01477051%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01274774%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,439,086
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:833.33 KB
Total CPU:0.0048570280%
Kernel CPU:0.00446325%
User CPU:0.00039377%
CPU cycles/sec:13,180
Memory:47.05 MB
Total CPU:0.0025073634%
Kernel CPU:0.00086259%
User CPU:0.00164478%
CPU cycles/sec:1,936,052
I/O reads/min:503 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 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.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 71.00%
Windows 7 28.37%
Windows Vista 0.37%
Windows XP 0.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 26.31%
Windows 10 Home 17.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.94%
Windows 7 Professional 7.43%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.92%
  Brazil 3.91%
  India 2.95%
  Canada 2.87%
  United Kingdom 2.69%
  France 1.42%
  Germany 1.39%
  Australia 1.01%
  Italy 0.99%
  Netherlands 0.85%
  Mexico 0.75%
  Saudi Arabia 0.69%
  IQ 0.68%
  Egypt 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 98.41%
Acer 0.83%
Hewlett-Packard 0.51%
ASUS 0.12%
Lenovo 0.07%
Alienware 0.06%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 16.12%
Dell Inspiron 3542 6.11%
Dell Inspiron 5537 4.51%
Dell Inspiron 5521 4.49%
Dell Inspiron 3537 3.24%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.74%

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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