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Should I remove Optical Drive Power 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 #6,075
United States Rank #8,950
Reach 0.0761%


1.01.3007 55.64%
1.01.3006 9.47%
1.01.3002 18.35%
1.01.3001 4.00%
1.01.3000 0.07%
1.00.3006 10.07%
1.00.3004 1.13%
1.00.3002 1.20%
1.00.3001 0.07%

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Optical Drive Power Management

What is Optical Drive Power Management?  (from Acer)

This is a utility to change the power management and performance settings of hard disks and CD/DVD/BD drives. The power management settings are sent directly to the drive and are independant of the operating systems settings. It offers detailed settings to save power, reduce noise or increase performance. Drives can b...  Read more


Optical Drive Power Management is a program developed by Acer. The most used version is 1.01.3007, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 728.98 KB (746,478 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 26% of users of Optical Drive Power Management come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Optical Drive Power Management
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{AE09C972-EEB2-4DA5-8090-0FCF54576854}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x816 -removeonly
Estimated size: 728.98 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Optical Drive Power Management

  • ODDPWR.exe - Optical Driver Power Management (ODDPWR)
  • ODDPwrBalloon.exe - ODDPwrBalloon
  • WMIAcerCheck.exe - Optical Drive ePower Management (WMIAcerCheck)
  • WMICheck.exe - WMICheck
  • CompileMOF.exe - Acer WMI Tool (CompileMOF Application)
  • ODDPWRSvc.exe - ODDPwrSvc (ODDPwr service)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ODDPWRSvc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A608EC35-0B92-4B13-9B18-5C88023C00F1}' (runs on registration).
  • ODDPWRSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Acer ODD Power Service' (ODDPwrSvc) "Acer ODD Power Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ODDPWR.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ODDPwr' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Acer\Optical Drive Power Management\ODDPwr.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000790317%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005960%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001943%
0.015104% average
Memory:2.55 MB
User CPU:0.00001937%

How do I remove Optical Drive Power Management?

You can uninstall Optical Drive Power 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 Optical Drive Power 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 Optical Drive Power Management.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.93%
Windows Vista 10.67%
Windows 10 7.00%
Windows XP 0.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 69.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.40%
Windows 7 Professional 5.57%
Windows 10 Home 5.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.29%
  Germany 8.60%
  United Kingdom 8.42%
  Italy 6.02%
  France 5.84%
  Canada 4.99%
  Taiwan 4.69%
  Australia 3.19%
  Norway 2.53%
  Sweden 2.29%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Brazil 2.11%
  Czech Republic 1.56%
  India 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 98.71%
Hewlett-Packard 0.41%
Dell 0.27%
Lenovo 0.27%
ASUS 0.20%
Gateway 0.07%
Packard Bell 0.07%
Common models
Acer Aspire 4810T 14.24%
Acer Aspire 5810T 13.89%
Acer Aspire 4820TG 12.46%
Acer Aspire 5820TG 10.06%
Acer Aspire 5745G 9.45%
Acer Aspire 5745 5.68%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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