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Should I remove Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution?

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 #2,237
United States Rank #1,061
Reach 0.2844%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.20 days
595.84 days >
Average installed length: 313.07 days


VersionDistribution 30.45%

Typically installed together

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Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution

What is Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Microsoft Windows driver for the HP Enhanced Multimedia PS/2 and USB Keyboard solutions. Drivers are required for most models to display the soft keys and to support your OS. Using Your HP Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard (some models only) The HP enhanced multimedia keyboard includes soft keys you can use to display and c...  Read more


Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. 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 programs's main executable is kbd.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 15.64 MB of memory. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 6.08 MB (6,374,234 bytes). Kbupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\hp\kbd
Uninstaller: C:\HP\KBD\Install.exe /u
Estimated size: 6.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution

Program executable:kbd.exe
Name:Hewlett-Packard Company KBD EXE
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\KBD\kbd.exe
kbd.exe is part of HP's Keyboard Handler (HP Multimedia Keyboard) and its main function is to watch multimedia keys on HP keyboards which allows you to configure the additional keys on their multimedia keyboard products.
Additional files:
  • keyroute.ocx - Hewlett-Packard Company KEYROUTE OCX (KEYROUTE OCX)
  • msikbdif.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company MSIKBDIF DLL (MSIKBDIF DLL)
  • redirect.ocx - Hewlett-Packard Company REDIRECT OCX (REDIRECT OCX)
  • Kbdcpl.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company KBDCPL DLL (KBDCPL DLL)
  • aol.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company AOL DLL (AOL DLL)
  • cfg.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company CFG DLL (CFG DLL)
  • led.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company LED DLL (LED DLL)
  • msg.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company MSG DLL (MSG DLL)
  • Onl.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company ONL DLL (ONL DLL)
  • OSD.DLL - Hewlett-Packard Company OSD DLL (OSD DLL)
  • PS2.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company PS2 DLL (PS2 DLL)
  • sct.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company SCT DLL
  • url.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company URL DLL (URL DLL)
  • usb.dll - Hewlett-Packard Company USB DLL (USB DLL)
  • runHSC.exe - runLink
  • Kbupdate.exe - Kbupdate
  • KbdUtil.exe - KbdUtil
  • CreateVF.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.64 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1017634082%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.05559690%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04616651%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,571,017
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:45.54 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.64 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution?

You can uninstall Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution 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 Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution, 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 Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard Solution.

Win Vista (SP2) 70%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 78.51%
Windows 7 18.87%
Windows 10 2.33%
Windows XP 0.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 73.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.82%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.71%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.56%
Windows 10 Home 1.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.86%
  Canada 5.05%
  United Kingdom 3.14%
  Australia 1.33%
  New Zealand 0.50%
  India 0.17%
  Ireland 0.13%
  Singapore 0.12%
  France 0.11%
  Philippines 0.10%
  Germany 0.10%
  Malaysia 0.09%
  Belgium 0.08%
  Mexico 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.63%
Dell 0.92%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KJ379AA-ABA a... 3.51%
HP-Pavilion NC686AA-ABA a... 3.17%
HP-Pavilion GG781AA-ABA a... 2.67%
HP-Pavilion GN561AA-ABA a... 2.36%
HP-Pavilion FK792AA-ABA a... 2.21%
HP-Pavilion FQ453AA-ABA a... 2.17%

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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