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Should I remove Dolby Control Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,626
United States Rank #1,999
Reach 0.2327%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.39 days
188.61 days >
Average installed length: 99.10 days


2.2.3 3.31%
2.2.1 47.38%
2.1 3.40%
2.0.1102 1.50%
2.0.1001 0.17%
2.0.0706 3.73%
1.2.0704 4.12%
1.2.0702 23.79%
1.1.0601 6.52%
1.1.0503 1.72%
1.1.0406 1.40%
1.1.0402 2.92%
1.1.0306 0.02%

Dolby Control Center

What is Dolby Control Center?  (from Dolby Laboratories Inc)

Dolby Control Center is a user-friendly interface to configure and control enhanced Dolby Listening Experience. It features interactive surround sound controls make fine tuning easy and visually displays the active speakers.


Dolby Control Center is a program developed by Dolby Laboratories Inc. The most used version is 2.2.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 DolbyVistaConfig.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 33.57 MB (35,201,319 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 61% of users of Dolby Control Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dolby.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dolby\Dolby Control Center\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{20387B45-18A4-4D48-ABD9-A23D2CBE42B3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 33.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dolby Control Center

Program executable:DolbyVistaConfig.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Dolby\Dolby Control Center\DolbyVistaConfig.exe
Additional files:
  • DolbyVistaConfig.exe - Dolby Control Center
  • ThemedControlsLibrary.dll - ThemedControlsLibrary
  • RtkApoApi.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - Realtek APO API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DolbyVistaConfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{95084DFA-0B1B-4865-A5D8-595AEB9488F4}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Dolby Control Center?

You can uninstall Dolby Control Center 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 Dolby Control Center, 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 Dolby Control Center.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.10%
Windows Vista 28.03%
Windows 10 7.72%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 26.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.16%
Windows 7 Professional 5.53%
Windows 10 Home 4.04%
Windows 10 Pro 0.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.46%
  Germany 5.98%
  Australia 3.46%
  Canada 3.18%
  France 3.02%
  United Kingdom 2.36%
  Japan 1.56%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Italy 1.09%
  Belgium 0.96%
  Poland 0.94%
  Spain 0.78%
  India 0.75%
  Austria 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 59.11%
Sony 25.66%
Lenovo 5.45%
Medion 3.06%
Intel 1.63%
ASUS 1.51%
Dell 0.90%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 28.07%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X505 5.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite P500 4.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 4.45%
Medion P8610 3.08%

Publisher URL: www.dolby.com


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