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Should I remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,856
United States Rank #12,591
Reach 0.0737%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.03 days
325.29 days >
Average installed length: 170.91 days


1.4.1 7.45%
1.3.1 0.39%
1.2.2 37.62%
1.2.1 15.76% 6.09% 0.10% 6.87% 25.73%

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HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8

What is HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8?

HP ESU stands for Essential System Updates.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

This program installs Microsoft fixes and enhancements for the Microsoft Windows 8 Operating Systems, as well as providing other fixes and enhancements that are specific to the supported notebook/laptop models. These fixes and enhancements are required to improve the performance of these notebook/laptop models.


HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8 is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 1.2.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1.57 MB (1,645,056 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 8. While about 18% of users of HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Czech Republic and France.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5C2374BF-C4EF-4102-9401-219E16BCB981}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8

  • HPESU.dll - HP Essential System Updates (HP Essential System Updates DLL)

How do I remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8?

Quickly and completely remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 28.59%
Windows 8 Pro 21.32%
Windows 8.1 17.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.38%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.17%
Windows 8 Enterprise 2.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.31%
  Czech Republic 8.89%
  France 8.26%
  India 3.87%
  Slovenia 3.87%
  Norway 3.56%
  Netherlands 2.62%
  Slovakia 2.62%
  United Kingdom 2.20%
  Germany 1.99%
  Spain 1.88%
  Switzerland 1.88%
  Belgium 1.57%
  Sweden 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 96.89%
Intel 3.01%
Lenovo 0.10%
Common models
HP ProBook 4540s 31.06%
HP ProBook 4740s 7.98%
HP ProBook 450 G1 7.30%
HP ProBook 450 G0 5.36%
HP ProBook 430 G1 4.87%
HP ProBook 4545s 4.67%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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