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What is tphkload.exe?

Part of On Screen Display by Lenovo Group Limited

What is it?

Thinkpad On Screen Display utility for Windows displays the result of using of ThinkPad function keys on the desktop screen. This program also provides some enhancements of ThinkPad function keys. Previously, the On Screen Display program was installed during the installation of the ThinkPad Configuration Utility. Starting with the latest versions of the ThinkPad Configuration Utility programs, the On Screen Display program must be installed with it's own setup program.
Description of tphkload.exe from Lenovo Group Limited
Previously, the On Screen Display program was installed during the installation of the ThinkPad Configuration Utility. Starting with the latest versions of the ThinkPad Configuration Utility programs, the On Screen Display program must be installed with it's own setup program . Version 2.24i (On Screen Display utility), is backward compatible with 2 previous versions of the ThinkPad Configuration Utilities.
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How does tphkload.exe run?

Service - tphkload.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'TPHKLOAD' (Lenovo Hotkey Client Loader). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Lenovo Hotkey Client Loader runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the tphkload.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of tphkload.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is tphkload.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU34.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.19 MB RAM19.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\lenovo\hotkey\tphkload.exe

Are there other versions of On Screen Display?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

About Lenovo Group Limited

Lenovo Group Limited engages in manufacturing and distribution of IT products and services. It offers laptops, desktops, workstations, servers, batteries and po More...
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File details

File name: tphkload.exe
Publisher: Lenovo Group Limited (verified)
Name: On Screen Display
Description: ThinkPad Message Client Loader
Version: 1.31
Size: 142.39 KB
Original file name: tphkload.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/5/2010
Expiration date: 10/6/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000143863%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000109651%
User CPU: 0.00000342112323%
Privileged CPU time: 250 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 857,338,619
CPU cycle count /min: 180,533
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 49.99 MB
Peak committed memory: 54.02 MB
Paged memory: 4.19 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.3 MB
Paged system memory: 98.71 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.16 KB
Working set memory: 1.98 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.32 MB
Min working set memory: 136 KB
Private memory: 4.19 MB
Page faults: 23,559
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 7
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.29 MB
Read transfer /min: 285 Bytes
Total write operations: 75
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 248 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 964
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 11.39 KB
Other Transfer /min: 2 Bytes
Handle count average: 250
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Processes
Process Command

Service details

Name: Lenovo Hotkey Client Loader
Service name: TPHKLOAD
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: c91c8bd1cbecafe706d4423a2786f20f
SHA-1: 25c2b2f3d3a7d037f592dd06c2fc08c7f6757310

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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