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Should I remove Lenovo Patch Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,427
United States Rank #1,315
Reach 0.4796%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.53 days
576.24 days >
Average installed length: 302.77 days


VersionDistribution 29.97% 41.60% 4.58% 21.60%
1.00.0000 2.25%

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Lenovo Patch Utility

What is Lenovo Patch Utility?

This program provides the utilities (sub packages) related for the special keys and buttons on your computer. The special keys and buttons are designed on the accessibility and usability. The utilities enable the full functionality for the special keys and buttons. This program provides a function to change various settings of the ThinkPad's internal display. This program is applicable only to several featurized ThinkPad products. The settings of "Color Temperature", "Color Space", "Dynamic Contrast" and "Over Drive" are available. This program provides two functions. The one helps your presentation to display a document on the projector. The another one magnifies the desktop screen. When the extended desktop is enabled, the former one works. Otherwise, the later one works.


The most used version is, 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 Lpu.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.31 MB (1,376,002 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Lenovo PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Help link: www.lenovo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\LPU\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{24E92E7A-6848-4747-A3EA-3AAC0576BE52}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo Patch Utility

Program executable:Lpu.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\LPU\Lpu.exe
Additional files:
  • Lenovo.TVT.CustomerFeedbackSDK.dll - Lenovo.TVT.CustomerFeedbackSDK
  • lpu_lib.dll - Lenovo Patch Utility (Add-in library for Lenovo Patch Utility)
  • Lpu.exe - LPU

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Lpu.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{17EA734B-C237-432F-BA88-DE3B5B75B260}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Lenovo Patch Utility?

You can uninstall Lenovo Patch Utility 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 Patch Utility, 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 Patch Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.10%
Windows 10 29.83%
Windows XP 2.48%
Windows Vista 0.58%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 46.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.56%
Windows 10 Pro 6.20%
Windows 8.1 5.56%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.08%
  Germany 5.52%
  Canada 3.66%
  United Kingdom 2.85%
  Italy 2.38%
  France 2.08%
  Australia 1.60%
  DK 1.48%
  Sweden 1.35%
  Japan 1.35%
  Israel 1.35%
  India 1.29%
  Finland 1.18%
  Taiwan 1.18%

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


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