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Should I remove Compaq Setup Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,108
United States Rank #2,163
Reach 0.1870%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.60 days
165.30 days >
Average installed length: 86.85 days


1.2.15145.3905 3.28%
1.2.14901.3869 16.39%
1.1.13880.3792 6.02%
1.1.13476.3753 26.75%
1.1.13253.3682 7.30%
1.1.13155.3599 13.02%
1.0.12844.3519 27.24%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

Compaq Setup Manager

What is Compaq Setup Manager?

Compaq Setup Manager helps you setup and explore some of the features included on your computer. It guides you step-by-step and provides direct links to important HP and Windows applications. HP Setup Manager also assists in getting connected to the internet.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

By registering your new computer, HP can send updates, activate warranty, and assist you in setting it up. HP Setup Manager can also assist you in setting up your backup by launching the Windows backup utility. You can shop the HP accessory store for items for your new computer.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 1.0.12844.3519, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named hpDST.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 2.64 MB (2,772,926 bytes).

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\Setup Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AE856388-AFAD-4753-81DF-D96B19D0A17C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Compaq Setup Manager

Program executable:hpDST.exe
Name:Setup Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Setup Manager\hpDST.exe
Additional files:
  • TouchPointWrapper.exe - TouchPointWrapper
  • UniversalLauncher.dll - UniversalLauncher
  • ExceptionHandler.dll - ExceptionHandler
  • hpDST.exe - Setup Manager
  • CeeWriter.dll - CeeWriter
  • Utilities.dll - Utilities
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • Interop.HelpPane.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'HelpPane'.
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hpDST.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D01F1711-DBA6-4BCB-AABC-8EEF383F4D5B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Compaq Setup Manager?

You can uninstall Compaq Setup 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 Compaq Setup 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 Compaq Setup Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.65%
Windows 10 9.22%
Windows XP 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.47%
Windows 10 Home 8.46%
Windows 7 Starter 6.28%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.09%
Windows 7 Professional 0.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.79%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  France 3.17%
  Australia 2.30%
  Germany 2.22%
  Mexico 2.06%
  Canada 2.05%
  Italy 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Sweden 1.27%
  Spain 1.07%
  New Zealand 1.03%
  Colombia 0.72%
  Norway 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.89%
Acer 0.06%
Dell 0.06%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 49.69%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 15.21%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 6.06%
Hewlett-Packard CQ5700Y 2.92%
Hewlett-Packard CQ5700F 2.61%
Hewlett-Packard CQ5814 2.46%

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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