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Should I remove Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,173
United States Rank #1,859
Reach 0.2953%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.96 days
234.70 days >
Average installed length: 123.32 days


VersionDistribution 0.02% 1.31% 0.02% 25.19% 8.87% 47.32% 17.29%

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Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer

What is Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer?  (from Lenovo)

ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktop PCs for businesses will boot Windows 7 up to 56% faster than when loading XP or Vista with Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer. IdeaPad and IdeaCentre consumer PCs certified for "Windows 7 Lenovo Enhanced Experience" will load 33% faster and shut down 50% faster than hardware that's non...  Read more


Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is, with over 98% 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. 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 fbset.exe. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 24.21 MB (25,386,979 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 55% of users of Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Boot Optimizer\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Boot Optimizer\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 24.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer

Program executable:fbset.exe
Name:Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer
Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer FBSet Application
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\boot optimizer\fbset.exe
Additional files:
  • PopWnd.exe - Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer Software
  • BPntDrv.sys - Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer (BpntDrv)
  • DeleteUninstall.exe
  • FbDefrag.exe - FbDefrag
  • fbfmon.dll
  • Fbfmon.sys - FBfmon
  • InstallData.exe
  • NFbfmon.dll
  • UnInstall.exe
  • LangHlpr.dll - LangHlpr Dynamic Link Library
  • ChooseLang.dll
  • guisys.dll
  • GuiSysd.dll
  • SimpRes.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • fbset.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DD0493F0-9AB3-4DE2-B342-D4EB31B4BDB4}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PopWnd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 8.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PopWnd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Boot Optimizer\PopWnd.exe.

How do I remove Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer?

You can uninstall Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer 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 Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer, 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 Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.35%
Windows 10 8.53%
Windows XP 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 75.13%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.88%
Windows 10 Home 7.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.43%
Windows 7 Starter 2.07%
Windows 7 Professional 1.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.77%
  United Kingdom 5.98%
  Germany 5.41%
  Canada 3.94%
  India 2.27%
  Japan 2.05%
  Mexico 1.51%
  Brazil 1.48%
  Poland 1.27%
  Czech Republic 1.23%
  Russia 1.07%
  France 0.98%
  Turkey 0.97%
  Israel 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 99.67%
Hewlett-Packard 0.12%
Acer 0.12%
Dell 0.09%
Common models
LENOVO 4334 12.44%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 6.81%
LENOVO HuronRiver Platfor... 5.82%
LENOVO 4383 4.60%
LENOVO 20079 3.54%
LENOVO Lenovo H420 3.42%

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a PC hardware and electronics company whose products include personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices and IT management software.
Publisher URL: www.lenovo.com

comments2 comments

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robover a year ago
Ironically enough, when I uninstalled this, my boot time improved dramatically.
user comment
eldealover a year ago
When I use it, it seems to go in a loop, wanting to reboot to finalize, then continuing as if it just started. It went through this cycle 4 times before I stopped it.