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Should I remove ThinkPad Power Management Driver?

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 #2,574
United States Rank #2,357
Reach 0.2397%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.80 days
908.62 days >
Average installed length: 477.41 days


VersionDistribution 18.71% 2.50% 12.19% 0.93% 14.63% 10.06% 16.28%
1.55 4.38%
1.53 1.27%
1.52 0.93%
1.51 0.72%
1.50 0.32%
1.45 0.93%
1.44 0.53%
1.43 13.53%
1.42 0.47%
1.41 0.17%
1.40 0.06%
1.33 1.04%
1.32 0.19%
1.31 0.15%

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ThinkPad Power Management Driver

What is ThinkPad Power Management Driver?

This program installs Power Manager utility programs. With this program installed, Power Management Driver supports power management on Lenovo computers.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version.

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: support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=migr-4gxpeg
Uninstaller: RunDll32.exe tpinspm.dll,Uninstall

How do I remove ThinkPad Power Management Driver?

You can uninstall ThinkPad Power Management Driver 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 Power Management Driver, 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 Power Management Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.26%
Windows XP 15.49%
Windows Vista 2.84%
Windows 10 1.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 47.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.68%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.42%
Windows Vista Business 1.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.93%
  Germany 5.49%
  Canada 4.06%
  France 2.93%
  Israel 2.63%
  United Kingdom 2.53%
  Australia 1.84%
  DK 1.79%
  Taiwan 1.62%
  Japan 1.24%
  Sweden 1.24%
  India 1.24%
  China 1.05%
  Norway 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 96.60%
Dell 3.40%
Common models
LENOVO 4286CTO 3.95%
LENOVO 4177CTO 3.38%
LENOVO 2359CTO 3.28%
LENOVO 2342CTO 2.70%
LENOVO 4239CTO 2.70%
LENOVO 11433FU 2.60%

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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