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Should I remove Volume Panel?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,961
United States Rank #20,464
Reach 0.0121%


2.21 99.58%
2.10 0.42%

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Volume Panel

What is Volume Panel?

The Volume Panel utility is included with numerous Creative audio devices and is an additional programs that lets the user regulate and manage the PC volume in relation to programs much like the built in Windows Volume program.


The most common release is 2.21, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named volpanlu.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 3.52 MB (3,694,360 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creative.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1\Volume Panel
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F
Estimated size: 3.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Volume Panel

Program executable:volpanlu.exe
Name:Creative Volume Panel
Path:C:\Program Files\creative\sound blaster x-fi surround 5.1\volume panel\volpanlu.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
VolPanlu.exe is part of the driver providing Windows support for Creative Sound Blaster Audio. It installs Creative Audio Console to control the user's audio device's settings.
Additional files:
  • CTAudEp.dll - Audio Endpoint Selection
  • MxLibu.dll - Creative Mixer Library
  • AsioDev.dll - Creative ASIO Devices
  • CTAboutu.dll - Creative About Box
  • CTAudMon.dll - Audio Monitoring
  • CTAudSeu.dll - CTAudSel library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • VolPanlu.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VolPanel_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VolPanlu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VolPanlu.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.56 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0044906507%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00257213%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00191852%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:349,731
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.06 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Volume Panel?

You can uninstall Volume Panel 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 Volume Panel, 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 Volume Panel.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.20%
Windows 10 25.94%
Windows XP 4.60%
Windows Vista 1.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.33%
Windows 7 Professional 11.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.62%
Windows 8 Pro 3.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.08%
  United Kingdom 8.85%
  Poland 8.08%
  Russia 4.23%
  Romania 3.85%
  Canada 3.46%
  Australia 3.08%
  Greece 1.92%
  Czech Republic 1.92%
  Hungary 1.92%
  Norway 1.54%
  RS 1.54%
  Sweden 1.54%
  Portugal 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.00%
ASUS 16.00%
Hewlett-Packard 11.00%
Acer 9.00%
MSI 4.00%
American Megatrends 3.00%
Alienware 3.00%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.66%
ASUSTeK G73Jh 2.83%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.89%
Dell MM061 1.89%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE70... 1.89%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 1.89%

About Creative Technology Ltd

Creative designs, manufactures and distributes digitized sound and video boards, computers and related multimedia, and personal digital entertainment products.
Publisher URL: us.creative.com


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