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Should I remove Microsoft IntelliType Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,244
United States Rank #1,775
Reach 0.2839%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.68 days
462.59 days >
Average installed length: 243.05 days


8.20.469.0 95.32%
8.20.468.0 4.68%

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Microsoft IntelliType Pro 8.2

What is Microsoft IntelliType Pro?

With IntelliType Pro 8.2, setup automatically detects your keyboard model. If you have more than one keyboard attached to your computer, each keyboard model can have different settings. PS/2 devices are no longer supported in IntelliType Pro 8.2.


The most used version is 8.20.469.0, 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 itype.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 29.54 MB (30,972,751 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26950
Help link: support.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /I {8219EDCB-CE5A-4348-B056-AAC0FE4E99D0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 29.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft IntelliType Pro 8.2

Program executable:itype.exe
Name:Microsoft IntelliType Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft intellitype pro\itype.exe
Microsoft IntelliType is the Microsoft brand driver for Microsoft's series of computer keyboards.(It has been succeeded by Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center, which combines IntelliType with IntelliPoint.) IntelliType supports all known...
Additional files:
  • btwizard.exe - Microsoft IntelliType Pro / IntelliPoint
  • dpgcmd.dll
  • dpgmkb.dll
  • dpgupdateinstall.exe
  • DPLaunch.exe
  • qs.exe - QSettings.exe
  • srres.dll
  • difxapi.dll - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • itcplKey.dll - Microsoft IntelliType Pro
  • itcpltp.dll
  • itcplwhl.dll - itcplwhl
  • itcplwir.dll - itcplwir
  • itcplzm.dll
  • itpcoin10.dll
  • itres.dll
  • itype .exe - IType.exe
  • mskey.exe
  • dpupdchk.exe - Microsoft IntelliPoint
  • mhook.dll
  • WdfCoInstaller01005.dll - WDF Coinstaller
  • SQMAPI.dll - SQM Client
  • itpcoin82.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DPLaunch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EFC1BCCC-5C88-4138-AFE2-4572E4402495}' (runs on registration).
  • itype.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft_Hardware_Launch_IType_exe' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • itype.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named itype_Reg_HKLMRun.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • itype.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'itype.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0113505659%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00616478%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00518579%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:247,635
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:566 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.59 MB
CPU cycles/sec:66

How do I remove Microsoft IntelliType Pro?

You can uninstall Microsoft IntelliType Pro 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 Microsoft IntelliType Pro 8.2, 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 Microsoft IntelliType Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.07%
Windows 10 10.43%
Windows Vista 9.61%
Windows XP 8.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.43%
Windows 7 Professional 15.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.58%
Windows 10 Home 3.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.02%
  Germany 7.60%
  Canada 5.35%
  United Kingdom 4.77%
  Australia 2.85%
  France 2.57%
  Brazil 1.48%
  Italy 1.35%
  Israel 1.22%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Sweden 0.82%
  Greece 0.72%
  Austria 0.71%
  Spain 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.97%
Hewlett-Packard 26.90%
Acer 11.77%
ASUS 6.44%
Intel 4.62%
Toshiba 3.37%
American Megatrends 1.79%
Lenovo 1.31%
Medion 0.91%
Samsung 0.74%
Sahara 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.50%
Dell XPS 8300 3.60%
ASUS All Series 3.00%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.70%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.30%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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