If you are one of those users who like to keep an eye on the processes running in Windows it is very likely that you’ve noticed dpupdchk.exe process. Today we are going to let you know what is dpupdchk.exe process and disable it.
To understand better what we’re talking about you can open Task Manager and search for dpupdchk.exe process by sorting the entries by ‘Process Name’.If you have a Microsoft mouse connected to the computer than the dpupdchk.exe process will be running in the Task Manager. It is being used by Microsoft’s IntelliPoint software and has a purpose of checking if any updates are available for your drivers.
To find out where the file is exactly located you can right click on dpupdchk.exe process in Task Manager and it will point you towards the directory. Unfortunately Microsoft did not provide any kind of details regarding the file for dpupdchk.exe process.
If you look carefully at the name of the file or of the dpupdchk.exe process you can tell that it is related to an update check for Microsoft IntelliPoint.
You can also find the shortcut for dpupdchk.exe process in the Windows startup menu, named Check for Updates. This proves that it is related to Microsoft and that it was meant to check for a particular update.
How to remove dpupdchk.exe process?
Before going further with this step, you should be informed about the fact that if you decide to completely remove a file related to any Microsoft product; it could seriously impact how your system performs. We do not recommend you to do this unless you know what you are doing.
You have two methods that you can use to remove dpupdchk.exe process. The first one actually involves uninstalling the Microsoft IntelliPoint software but this would mean that you will not have any driver support for your mouse.
The other method that you can follow would imply renaming the file for the dpupdchk.exe process to something else or replacing it with a file that it is not related to the dpupdchk.exe process at all.
As you would expect, if you remove the dpupdchk.exe process file completely, the Microsoft software will encounter a lot of errors. This is why you should create an executable file that is empty and does nothing.