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43% remove it57% keep it
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Button Manager

What is Button Manager?

Button Manager provides the driver for the HP TouchSmart Button and On-Screen Display (OSD) Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) for the supported desktop models and operating systems.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is Button Manager.exe.

This program 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

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\Button Manager
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C
Language: Italian

Program filesFiles installed by Button Manager

Program executable:Button Manager.exe
Name:Button Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\HP\Button Manager\Button Manager.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Button Manager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Button Manager.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\Button Manager\Button Manager.exe.

How do I remove Button Manager?

You can uninstall Button Manager 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Button Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Button Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Win 7 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 38.89%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.78%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 10 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  Mexico 3.33%
  Portugal 3.33%
  Italy 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 86.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NY809AV-ABA e... 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 6.25%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF78 6.25%
MSI MS-7623 6.25%
HP-Pavilion NY599AA-ABA e... 6.25%
HP-Pavilion NY556AA-ABA e... 6.25%

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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