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HP Bios Settings

What is HP Bios Settings?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Your computer includes a BIOS Setup utility for changing important computer settings.


HP Bios Settings is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 4.71 MB (4,943,424 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 30% of users of HP Bios Settings come from the United States, it is also popular in Switzerland and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Bios Settings\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{419E96B6-AA16-4E56-A841-5A5715521A14}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Bios Settings

  • hp.mobile.shared.dll - HP Software Framework (ClassLibrary)
  • hpShAgSvc.exe - HP Shutdown Agent (HP Shutdown Agent Service)
  • hpUIFramework.dll - hpUIFramework
  • BiosSettings.exe - BiosSettings (HP Bios Settings)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • hpShAgSvc.exe runs as a service named 'HP Shutdown Agent Service' (HP Shutdown Agent Service) "HP Shutdown Agent Service".

How do I remove HP Bios Settings?

You can uninstall HP Bios Settings 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 Settings, 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 Settings.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.55%
  Switzerland 9.09%
  Finland 6.82%
  Spain 6.82%
  United Kingdom 6.82%
  Germany 4.55%
  Italy 4.55%
  MA 2.27%
  Brazil 2.27%
  Colombia 2.27%
  Panama 2.27%
  Sweden 2.27%
  India 2.27%
  Greece 2.27%

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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