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Should I remove HP Backup & Recovery Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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Global Rank #24,547
United States Rank #26,342
Reach 0.0073%


9.0.0 14.58%
4.3.6 enhanced 41.67%
4.3.5 enhanced 7.64%
4.3.4 enhanced 19.44%
4.3.1 enhanced 2.08%
4.1.4 enhanced 14.58%

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HP Backup & Recovery Manager

What is HP Backup & Recovery Manager?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Help your company protect against potentially disastrous data loss. HP Backup & Recovery Manager helps protect the data and system state of your HP computer by taking scheduled snapshots, which can be stored in a protected area on the primary hard drive, a secondary hard drive, a network drive, or on external optical m...  Read more


HP Backup & Recovery Manager is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 4.3.6 enhanced, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named restore7.exe. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 35% of users of HP Backup & Recovery Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and United Kingdom.

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
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3
Language: Dutch (Netherlands)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Backup & Recovery Manager

Program executable:restore7.exe

How do I remove HP Backup & Recovery Manager?

You can uninstall HP Backup & Recovery 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 HP Backup & Recovery 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 HP Backup & Recovery Manager.

Win Vista (SP2) 83%
Win 7 (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 97.92%
Windows 7 2.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Business 74.83%
Windows Vista Home Basic 18.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.20%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.40%
Windows 7 Professional 0.70%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.33%
  Sweden 10.78%
  United Kingdom 7.19%
  Spain 4.79%
  Italy 4.79%
  Netherlands 4.19%
  Finland 3.59%
  Belgium 2.40%
  Czech Republic 2.40%
  Japan 1.80%
  Colombia 1.20%
  Switzerland 1.20%
  India 1.20%
  Austria 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.27%
Acer 0.73%
Common models
HP Compaq dx2300 Microtow... 8.76%
HP Compaq dx2400 Microtow... 8.76%
HP Compaq dc5800 Microtow... 7.30%
HP Compaq dx2450 Microtow... 7.30%
HP Compaq dx2450 Microtow... 5.84%
HP Compaq dx2400 Microtow... 5.84%

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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