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5% remove it95% keep it
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1.55 74.31%
1.54 7.64%
1.53 0.69%
1.52 4.17%
1.51 5.56%
1.50b 3.47%
1.50a 2.08%

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ThinkPad Configuration

What is ThinkPad Configuration?  (from Lenovo)

The System Configuration Utility is sometimes referred to as the Setup Utility program. A customized setup configuration (other than default settings) might exist on the computer you are servicing. Running the System Configuration Utility might alter those settings. Note the current configuration settings and verify th...  Read more


ThinkPad Configuration is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is 1.55, 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is tp98.exe. The software installer includes 98 files and is usually about 34.95 MB (36,649,707 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of ThinkPad Configuration come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS013795
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\thinkpad\utilities
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FC081D4D-DF1B-
Estimated size: 34.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkPad Configuration

Program executable:tp98.exe
Name:ThinkPad Configuration Utility
ThinkPad Configuration
Path:C:\Program Files\thinkpad\utilities\tp98.exe
Additional files:
  • NPDAPLY.EXE - ThinkPad Presentation Director
  • TpKmapAp.exe - Keyboard Customizer
  • EZEJAPP.EXE - ThinkPad EasyEject Utility
  • EZEJLP.DLL - ThinkPad EasyEject Component for Productivity Center
  • EZEJMNAP.EXE - ThinkPad EasyEject Support Application
  • EZEJTRAY.EXE - ThinkPad EasyEject Tray Utility
  • PWMOSD.EXE - ThinkPad Power Manager (ThinkPad Power Manager OnScreen Display Menu)
  • PWRMGRIF.DLL - ThinkPad Power Manager Low Level Function DLL
  • PWRMGRTR.DLL - ThinkPad Power Manager Background Monitor and Tray Battery Gauge
  • ATM.DLL - Lenovo Japan ATM (ATM)
  • PWMDBSVC.exe - PWMDBSVC Module
  • PWMUI.EXE - Power Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PWMIDTSK.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'PMTask' (runs when idle).
  • PWMDBSVC.exe runs as a service named 'Power Manager DBC Service' (Power Manager DBC Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • EZEJMNAP.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EZEJMNAP' and executes as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe.
5 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • EZEJMNAP.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EZEJMNAP' which loads as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EzEjMnAp.Exe.
  • NPDTRAY.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NPDTRAY' which loads as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\NPDTray.exe.
  • PWRMGRTR.DLL is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PWRMGRTR' which loads as rundll32 C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\PWRMGRTR.DLL,PwrMgrBkGndMonitor.
  • TpKmapAp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TPKMAPHELPER' which loads as C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapAp.exe -helper.
  • EZEJTRAY.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EZEJTRAY' which loads as C:\Program Files1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\EZEJTRAY.EXE.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • EZEJAPP.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\EZEJAPP.EXE'.
  • PWMUI.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\PWMUI.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001043124%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007336%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003096%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:21 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ThinkPad Configuration?

You can uninstall ThinkPad Configuration 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 ThinkPad Configuration, 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 ThinkPad Configuration.

Win XP 87%
Win 10 1%
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 XP 90.97%
Windows 7 7.64%
Windows Vista 0.69%
Windows 10 0.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 92.42%
Windows 7 Professional 2.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.27%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.52%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.76%
Windows 10 Pro 0.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.38%
  Taiwan 5.78%
  Canada 4.62%
  Israel 3.47%
  Czech Republic 2.89%
  Poland 2.31%
  Australia 2.31%
  United Kingdom 2.31%
  Hong Kong 2.31%
  France 1.73%
  Greece 1.73%
  BA 1.16%
  Germany 1.16%
  Estonia 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 86.67%
Toshiba 4.00%
ASUS 2.67%
Sahara 2.67%
Intel 1.33%
Dell 1.33%
Hewlett-Packard 1.33%
Common models
LENOVO 7668CTO 1.94%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.94%
LENOVO 2007VK7 1.94%
LENOVO 637174U 0.97%
LENOVO 29122DU 0.97%
LENOVO 2786A15 0.97%

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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