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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,200
United States Rank #22,956
Reach 0.0059%


3.0.17 47.41%
3.0.16 1.72%
2.4.3 11.21%
2.4 9.48%
2.3h Safeboot 2.59%
2.3g 5.17%
2.3 j Safeboot 2.59%
2.3 i Safeboot 0.86%
2.1Z 5.17%
2.1P 0.86%
2.1O 4.31%
2.1M 4.31%
2.1K 3.45%
2.1I 0.86%

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HP Backup and Recovery Manager Installer

What is HP Backup and Recovery Manager Installer?  (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 and Recovery Manager Installer is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is 3.0.17, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is recovery wizard.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 3.98 MB (4,178,006 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 52% of users of HP Backup and Recovery Manager Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\windows\creator
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
Estimated size: 3.98 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by HP Backup and Recovery Manager Installer

Program executable:recovery wizard.exe
Name:Recovery Wizard Application
Path:C:\windows\creator\recovery wizard.exe
Additional files:
  • BaseImg.dll - Bibliothèque de liaison dynamique BaseImageDll (BaseImageDll DLL)
  • PCA.DLL (by XSS) - XSS Preinstall Environment image creator (PEImage)
  • RMC_AR32.exe - Application RCDC Auto-Restart
  • WNASPINT.DLL (by Desernet Broadband Media) - ASPI Manager for NT/W2k/XP (CD Recording Component)
  • Remind_XP.exe - Application Reminder_XP (Application MFC Reminder_XP)
  • CD Creator.exe (by SoftThinks) - Application CD Creator (Application SoftThinks CD Creator)
  • Erase.dll - Application Erase Tool (Application MFC Erase Tool)
  • Resize.dll (by SoftThinks) - SoftThinks ChRPImgSize (ChRPImgSize)
  • RPRemoval.exe - RPRemoval Application (RPRemoval)
  • wnaspi32.dll (by RecDev GmbH) - RecDev Device Manager (RecDev ASPI Layer)
  • RMCTools.dll (by SoftThinks France) - DeleteRP Application (DeleteRP MFC Application)
  • RecDev.dll (by RecDev GmbH) - RecDev Application (CD/DVD Recording Engine)
  • FDSoftThinks.dll (by Softthinks) - FDSoftthinks (SoftThinks Burning engine)
  • PrtTest.dll - Dll PrtExt (Application MFC PrtExt)
  • pc creator.dll (by XSS) - XSS mount (mount)
  • SoftCore.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Remind_XP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Reminder' which loads as C:\WINDOWS\Creator\Remind_XP.exe.

How do I remove HP Backup and Recovery Manager Installer?

You can uninstall HP Backup and Recovery Manager Installer 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 and Recovery Manager Installer, 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 and Recovery Manager Installer.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 46.55%
Windows Vista 45.69%
Windows 7 7.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 46.55%
Windows Vista Home Basic 33.62%
Windows Vista Business 12.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.72%
Windows 7 Professional 0.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.03%
  United Kingdom 16.89%
  Netherlands 8.78%
  Canada 3.38%
  Belgium 3.38%
  Israel 3.38%
  Singapore 2.70%
  Australia 2.03%
  Japan 1.35%
  Greece 1.35%
  Spain 0.68%
  India 0.68%
  Korea 0.68%
  South Africa 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 94.83%
Toshiba 2.59%
Compaq 0.86%
ASUS 0.86%
Intel 0.86%
Common models
HP 530 Notebook PC 21.62%
HP Compaq nx9420 (RB549UT... 7.21%
HP Compaq nx9420 (RH457EA... 6.31%
HP 530 Notebook PC(GU327A... 3.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.70%
HP 530 Notebook PC(KD092A... 2.70%

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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