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Should I remove RapidBoot HDD Accelerator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,027
United States Rank #1,710
Reach 0.3237%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.31 days
97.52 days >
Average installed length: 51.24 days


VersionDistribution 30.43% 18.48%
1.00.0802 37.22% 11.26% 2.62%

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RapidBoot HDD Accelerator

What is RapidBoot HDD Accelerator?

Rapidboot HA is a tool which can help user decrease Windows startup time. The software will creates a compressed cache of files needed at boot. The cache is read into system memory very early during boot and the PC continues to boot out of that cache instead of off the slower rotational drive. This essentially conveys an SSD-like boot experience on HDD systems. It’s an innovative idea that is made possible by shifting the burden from the I/O subsystem to the CPU and memory subsystem.


The most used version is 1.00.0802, 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. The main program executable is FBConsole.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.49 MB (3,664,071 bytes). FBLiveUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lenovo\rapidboot hdd accelerator
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\RapidBoot HDD Accelerator\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RapidBoot HDD Accelerator

Program executable:FBConsole.exe
Name:RapidBoot HDD Accelerator
RapidBoot HDD Accelerator Console
Path:C:\Program Files\lenovo\rapidboot hdd accelerator\FBConsole.exe
Additional files:
  • FBConsole.exe - RapidBoot HDD Accelerator (RapidBoot HDD Accelerator Console)
  • FBLiveUpdate.dll - Live Update DLL
  • FBService.exe - RapidBoot HDD Accelerator Service
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • FBConsole.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • FBService.exe runs as a service named 'FastbootService' (FastbootService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FBConsole.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Fastboot' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\RapidBoot HDD Accelerator\FBConsole.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000081639%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000408%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000408%
0.015104% average

How do I remove RapidBoot HDD Accelerator?

You can uninstall RapidBoot HDD Accelerator 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 RapidBoot HDD Accelerator, 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 RapidBoot HDD Accelerator.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.80%
Windows 10 38.06%
Windows XP 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 53.14%
Windows 8.1 10.16%
Windows 10 Pro 8.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.60%
Windows 10 Home 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.93%
  Germany 4.01%
  Canada 3.83%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  Italy 2.74%
  France 2.52%
  Australia 1.55%
  DK 1.46%
  Czech Republic 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Japan 1.04%
  Spain 1.04%
  Brazil 1.03%

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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