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Should I remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,330
United States Rank #1,556
Reach 0.6162%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.28 days
863.81 days >
Average installed length: 453.87 days


2.8.1 0.01%
2.6.1 0.64%
2.5.1 1.03%
2.4.1 0.14%
2.3.1 19.66%
2.2.1 3.00% 13.44% 5.24% 10.65% 2.98% 2.45% 2.52% 1.80% 10.09% 7.05% 6.63% 1.02% 2.15% 2.03% 3.81% 3.54% 0.10%

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HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7

What is HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7?

HP ESU stands for Essential System Updates.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

This program installs Microsoft fixes and enhancements for the Microsoft Windows 7 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 7 is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 2.3.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.57 MB (1,645,056 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 40% of users of HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Hewlett-Packard Company
URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6357258D-2BF9-49E7-A9EF-0C609D52C46D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7

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

How do I remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7?

Quickly and completely remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 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 7 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 7, 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 7.

Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 98.41%
Windows 8 1.48%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 69.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.14%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.62%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.59%
  Germany 4.52%
  France 4.29%
  United Kingdom 3.04%
  Netherlands 2.92%
  Czech Republic 2.56%
  Sweden 2.51%
  Canada 2.08%
  Belgium 1.92%
  Italy 1.88%
  Australia 1.71%
  South Africa 1.65%
  Norway 1.63%
  Finland 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.74%
Dell 0.46%
Acer 0.42%
ASUS 0.23%
Lenovo 0.07%
Toshiba 0.04%
Sahara 0.01%
Intel 0.01%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 12.88%
HP ProBook 4540s 6.88%
HP ProBook 4520s 4.70%
HP 620 4.05%
HP ProBook 450 G1 3.59%
HP ProBook 4730s 3.21%

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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