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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 #1,332
United States Rank #1,608
Reach 0.6080%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.37 days
807.40 days >
Average installed length: 424.23 days


2.6.1 0.07%
2.5.1 0.17%
2.4.1 0.10%
2.3.1 18.67%
2.2.1 2.95% 13.69% 5.13% 11.58% 3.02% 2.67% 2.75% 1.92% 10.49% 7.13% 6.50% 0.98% 2.24% 2.06% 3.97% 3.82% 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 France and Germany.

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.

Win 7 (SP1) 93%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 98.62%
Windows 8 1.33%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 69.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.61%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.90%
  France 4.33%
  Germany 3.34%
  Netherlands 2.99%
  United Kingdom 2.66%
  Czech Republic 2.63%
  Sweden 2.52%
  Canada 2.18%
  Belgium 2.06%
  Italy 1.84%
  South Africa 1.72%
  Finland 1.66%
  Australia 1.64%
  Norway 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.70%
Dell 0.47%
Acer 0.45%
ASUS 0.30%
Lenovo 0.07%
Intel 0.02%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 13.19%
HP ProBook 4540s 7.24%
HP ProBook 4520s 5.01%
HP 620 4.20%
HP ProBook 450 G1 3.51%
HP ProBook 4730s 3.20%

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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