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Should I remove Buttons & OSDs control application gen2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,115
United States Rank #12,214
Reach 0.0122%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.20 34.88%
1.0.0.19 6.98%
1.0.0.18 3.49%
1.0.0.17 30.81%
1.0.0.16 23.84%

Typically installed together

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Buttons & OSDs control application gen2

What is Buttons & OSDs control application gen2?

This package 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.

Overview

The most used version is 1.0.0.20, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 648 KB (663,552 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett Packard\Buttons & OSDs control application gen2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5A627DFB-EA4C-4FFA-B711-69E849FB40D8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 648 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Buttons & OSDs control application gen2

  • FastUserSwitching.exe - FastUser Application (FastUser MFC Application)
  • OSDForm.exe - OSDForm Application (OSDForm MFC Application)
  • HWManager.exe - OSD Application (OSD MFC Application)
  • BRIGHTNESS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FastUserSwitching.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Buttons & OSDs control application gen2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett Packard\Buttons & OSDs control application gen2\FastUserSwitching.exe".

How do I remove Buttons & OSDs control application gen2?

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Or, you can uninstall Buttons & OSDs control application gen2 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 Buttons & OSDs control application gen2, 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 Buttons & OSDs control application gen2.

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 70.93%
Windows 7 23.84%
Windows 8 5.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 70.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.65%
Windows 10 Home 1.74%
Windows 8 Pro 1.16%
Windows 10 Pro 0.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.50%
  Canada 3.98%
  United Kingdom 2.79%
  Spain 2.39%
  France 1.99%
  Australia 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Singapore 0.80%
  Colombia 0.80%
  Sweden 0.80%
  Greece 0.80%
  Israel 0.80%
  Germany 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.84%
Intel 0.58%
ASUS 0.58%
Common models
HP-Pavilion NC701AA-ABA I... 17.28%
HP-Pavilion NC700AA-ABA I... 11.11%
HP-Pavilion KQ436AA-ABA I... 4.32%
HP-Pavilion NE481AV-ABA I... 3.70%
HP-Pavilion FQ584AA-ABA I... 3.70%
HP-Pavilion VA284AV-ABA I... 3.70%

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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