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What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,962
United States Rank #6,665
Reach 0.0510%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.57 days
813.27 days >
Average installed length: 427.31 days


2.11.0006 0.20%
2.10.0007 38.11%
2.01.0012 0.30%
2.00.0010 21.29%
2.00.0009 1.79%
1.05.0009 3.78%
1.05.0008 2.29%
1.04.0023 6.57%
1.03.0014 0.70%
1.03.0013 1.29%
1.03.0010 1.19%
1.03.0007 0.20%
1.03.0001 0.50%
1.02.0015 6.57%
1.01.0065 12.14%
1.01.0064 2.89%
1.01.0062 0.20%

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ThinkVantage Power Manager

What is ThinkVantage Power Manager?  (from Lenovo)

The ThinkVantage Power Manager Utility notifies you when the current notebook power settings do not match the settings that Lenovo recommends.The utility also provides an easy way to restore notebook power settings to the HP recommended settings.


ThinkVantage Power Manager is a program developed by Lenovo. The most used version is 2.10.0007, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is DPMTray.EXE. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 27.88 MB (29,237,804 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 54% of users of ThinkVantage Power Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PowerMgr
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DAC01CEE-5BAE-
Estimated size: 27.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ThinkVantage Power Manager

Program executable:DPMTray.EXE
Desktop Power Manager system tray program
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PowerMgr\DPMTray.EXE
Additional files:
  • PWMIF32V.DLL - ThinkPad Power Manager (ThinkPad Power Manager Low Level Function DLL)
  • PWMBTHLV.EXE - Desktop Power Manager (Desktop Power Manager HTML Help Execte Helper)
  • PWMIDTSV.EXE - Desktop Power Manager Idle Task
  • PWMTR32V.DLL - Desktop Power Manager Background Monitor and Tray Battery Gauge
  • DPMCFGC.EXE - DPMPowerCfgComp (DPM COM module)
  • PWMDBSVC.exe - Power Manager (Power Manager Dynamic Brightness Control Service)
  • PWMEWCFG.exe - Power Manager Cisco EnergyWise Configuration Utility
  • PWMEWSVC.exe - Power Manager Cisco EnergyWise Enabler
  • PWMOSDV.EXE - Power Manager OnScreen Display Menu
  • PWRACT.EXE - Power Action (Power Manager Power Action)
  • DPMTray.EXE - DPMTray (Power Manager system tray program)
  • PMMBC.EXE - PMMBC (Power Manager Magic Brightness Control)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PWMIDTSV.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'PMTask' (runs when idle).
2 Services
  • PWMDBSVC.exe runs as a service named 'Power Manager DBC Service' (Power Manager DBC Service).
  • PWMEWSVC.exe runs as a service named 'Cisco EnergyWise Enabler' (PwmEWSvc).

How do I remove ThinkVantage Power Manager?

You can uninstall ThinkVantage Power Manager 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 ThinkVantage Power Manager, 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 ThinkVantage Power Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.15%
Windows 10 9.05%
Windows XP 0.60%
Windows Vista 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 83.83%
Windows 10 Pro 8.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.50%
Windows 10 Home 0.40%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.78%
  United Kingdom 4.70%
  Canada 4.31%
  France 3.93%
  Italy 3.93%
  India 2.23%
  Hong Kong 2.16%
  Australia 1.93%
  DK 1.77%
  Brazil 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Croatia 1.08%
  Singapore 1.00%
  Indonesia 0.92%

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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