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7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 8.86% 14.24% 34.18% 14.56% 7.28% 2.53% 18.35%

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HP BIOS Configuration Utility

What is HP BIOS Configuration Utility?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

This package contains a utility used to manage BIOS settings and BIOS password for supported models running a supported operating system.


HP BIOS Configuration Utility is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 4.29 MB (4,494,258 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 44% of users of HP BIOS Configuration Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Germany.

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.Hewlett-PackardCompany.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\BIOS Configuration Utility\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1B0AE7F1-30A4-4F70-BB8A-99BE988E4652}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.29 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP BIOS Configuration Utility

  • BiosConfigUtility.exe - HP BIOS Configuration Utility
  • BiosConfigUtility64.exe
  • HPQPswd.exe - HPQPswd Application
  • HPQPswd64.exe

How do I remove HP BIOS Configuration Utility?

You can uninstall HP BIOS Configuration Utility 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 HP BIOS Configuration Utility, 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 HP BIOS Configuration Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.44%
Windows 10 37.97%
Windows XP 0.95%
Windows Vista 0.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.71%
Windows 10 Pro 14.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.01%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.41%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.39%
  Netherlands 5.08%
  Germany 5.08%
  Italy 4.01%
  United Kingdom 3.48%
  France 2.41%
  Sweden 2.41%
  Canada 2.41%
  India 2.14%
  Austria 1.87%
  Spain 1.60%
  Australia 1.34%
  Croatia 1.34%
  Slovakia 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 97.21%
Dell 1.05%
Compaq 0.70%
Intel 0.35%
Lenovo 0.35%
Acer 0.35%
Common models
HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFF ... 4.20%
HP Z420 Workstation 4.20%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.82%
HP ProBook 450 G2 3.44%
HP EliteBook 8440p 2.29%
HP EliteBook 8560w 2.29%

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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