What is ETD Control Center in Windows 8.1 Pro?

I recently upgraded my laptop to Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (from Windows 8.1 Pro RC, from Windows 8 Pro, from Windows 7 Pro).

Action Center alert me tonight to turn of some of my Startup application to achieve a better performance.

I saw ETD Control Center in Startup tab of Task manager. 

What's ETD Control Center? 
Can I improve performance by turning it off or get a better application/driver?

(My laptop is Dell Inspiron 15R SE; Inrel Core i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10 GHz 2.10 GHz; 8 GB RAM; 64-bit OS; AMD Radeon HD 7700M; Intel HD Graphic 4000)




The ETD Control Center is the driver/utility for the Elan Touchpad device on the laptop.


Check with Dell support for recommendations or updated drivers for that device.


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Last updated April 21, 2020 Views 27,507 Applies to: