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Should I remove Gateway Recovery Management?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,234
United States Rank #528
Reach 0.5584%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.46 days
9.16 days >
Average installed length: 4.81 days


6.00.8111 0.01%
6.00.8108 0.11%
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6.00.8106 0.05%
6.00.8100 2.81%
6.00.3016 13.84%
6.00.3015 2.24%
6.00.3012 2.07%
6.00.3011 16.19%
6.00.3007 0.69%
6.00.3006 0.72%
5.00.3508 2.77%
5.00.3507 5.16%
5.00.3506 0.04%
5.00.3505 0.18%
5.00.3504 8.01%
5.00.3502 7.41%
5.00.3501 0.12%
5.00.3004 0.96%
5.00.3002 2.60%
5.00.3001 0.02%
4.05.3500 0.56%
4.05.3016 1.02%
4.05.3015 3.95%
4.05.3013 5.72%
4.05.3012 0.72%
4.05.3011 2.29%
4.05.3007 6.62%
4.05.3006 1.19%
4.05.3005 9.14%
4.05.3003 2.71%
4.05.3002 0.05%
4.¸5.3015 0.01%

Typically installed together

Gateway Recovery Management

What is Gateway Recovery Management?

This program provides recovery solutons for a Gateway PC, it is a one-time process used to create a backup copy of the complete factory installation. This media includes the operating system, drivers and application files. The backup created during this process is burnt within the Gateway® Recovery Management and should be labeled and stored in a safe place. Restore from factory default restores the computer back to the factory load using Alt-F10 to access the recovery partition. Recovery from Factory Recovery Disc restores the computer back to the factory load using a Factory Recovery Disc.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Acer computers. The most common release is 6.00.3011, 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 primary executable is named Recovery Management.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 7.44 MB (7,802,039 bytes).

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.gateway.com
Help link: www.gateway.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Recovery Management
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7F811A54-5A09-4579-90E1-C93498E230D9}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 7.44 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway Recovery Management

Program executable:Recovery Management.exe
Name:Recovery Management
Path:C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Recovery Management\Recovery Management.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.BCDConstants.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'BCDConstants'.
  • Interop.IMAPI2FS.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IMAPI2FS'.
  • Interop.IMAPI2.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IMAPI2'.
  • ReadFile.dll - ReadFile Dynamic Link Library (ReadFile DLL)
  • CloseHandleW.exe (by Acer Incorparation) - CloseHandle Application (Close CDRom Handle)
  • ConfigTskSchler.exe - ConfigTs Application
  • Recovery Management.exe (by Acer) - Recovery Management
  • eRecoveryMain.exe (by Acer) - eRecoveryKernel
  • MSBurningEngine.dll - MSBurningEngine
  • PasswordCenter.dll - PasswordCenter
  • VerifyClass.dll - VerifyClass
  • RecoveryLib.dll - AcerLib (RecoveryManagementLib)
  • HidChk.exe - HidChk (Recovery Management Hidden Partition Checker)
  • Svc.Lib.dll - SvcLib

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Recovery Management.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3C969112-BF24-404B-A495-1A970E1C30A0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Gateway Recovery Management?

You can uninstall Gateway Recovery Management 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 Gateway Recovery Management, 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 Gateway Recovery Management.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.92%
Windows 10 44.84%
Windows XP 0.22%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.06%
Windows 8.1 19.67%
Windows 8 12.01%
Windows 10 Home 9.96%
Windows 7 Starter 1.63%
Windows 7 Professional 0.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.03%
  Canada 6.12%
  Mexico 1.41%
  Brazil 0.76%
  Japan 0.45%
  Australia 0.23%
  PR 0.20%
  Argentina 0.13%
  United Kingdom 0.09%
  New Zealand 0.09%
  Philippines 0.09%
  Germany 0.08%
  France 0.08%
  Israel 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.58%
Gateway 0.42%
Common models
Gateway NE56R 14.56%
Gateway DX4860 7.00%
Gateway SX2110G 5.93%
Gateway DX4870 4.64%
Gateway NV55C 3.38%
Gateway NV57H 3.09%

About Gateway

Gateway (acquired by Acer Inc.
Publisher URL: www.gateway.com


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