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Should I remove ESU for Microsoft Vista?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,533
United States Rank #1,107
Reach 0.4449%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.06 days
591.66 days >
Average installed length: 310.87 days


VersionDistribution 0.06% 0.08% 4.06% 0.66% 5.49% 0.09% 1.80% 0.66% 8.92% 4.76% 1.38% 0.01% 0.09% 0.07% 0.15% 0.15% 0.19% 0.48% 1.35% 0.14% 0.89% 0.15% 0.38% 0.74% 0.71%
1.0.0 66.55%

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ESU for Microsoft Vista

What is ESU for Microsoft Vista?

This package installs Microsoft fixes and enhancements for the Microsoft Vista Operating Systems, as well as providing other fixes and enhancements that are specific to the listed notebook models. These fixes and enhancements are required to improve the performance of these notebook models.


The most used version is 1.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is ESUVTVer.exe. The software installer includes 501 files and is usually about 3.5 MB (3,674,797 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\ESU for Microsoft Vista\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{39523EA4-F914-4447-A551-2513766095F5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ESU for Microsoft Vista

Program executable:ESUVTVer.exe
Name:Hewlett-Packard ESUVTVer
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\ESU for Microsoft Vista\ESUVTVer.exe
Additional files:
  • hpqnt.dll - hpqnt Dynamic Link Library
  • ESUVTDll.dll - Hewlett-Packard ESUVTDll (ESUVTDll)
  • ESUVTVer.exe - Hewlett-Packard ESUVTVer (ESUVTVer)
  • HPQSI.exe - HPQ System Information

How do I remove ESU for Microsoft Vista?

You can uninstall ESU for Microsoft Vista 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 ESU for Microsoft Vista, 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 ESU for Microsoft Vista.

Win Vista (SP2) 73%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 85.70%
Windows 7 12.56%
Windows 10 1.66%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 67.84%
Windows Vista Home Basic 14.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.17%
Windows Vista Business 2.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.07%
Windows 10 Home 1.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.44%
  United Kingdom 4.73%
  France 4.29%
  Canada 3.69%
  Italy 3.19%
  Germany 3.04%
  Australia 1.78%
  Spain 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.29%
  Sweden 1.21%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Brazil 0.69%
  Portugal 0.62%
  Finland 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.04%
ASUS 0.40%
Dell 0.29%
Acer 0.16%
Lenovo 0.05%
Gateway 0.02%
Toshiba 0.02%
Alienware 0.01%
Medion 0.01%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 13.15%
HP G60 Notebook PC 11.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 11.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.65%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 5.44%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 4.50%

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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