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5% remove it95% keep it
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HP Boot Optimizer

What is HP Boot Optimizer?

The HP Boot Optimizer was designed to intelligently determine what programs need to be run at startup and to launch them based on available resources. HP claims that this improves startup performance.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. 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 HPBootOp.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.57 MB (1,650,509 bytes).

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.hp.com
Help link: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp boot optimizer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Boot Optimizer\HPBootOp.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Boot Optimizer

Program executable:HPBootOp.exe
HP Boot Optimizer
Path:C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp boot optimizer\HPBootOp.exe
  • HPBootOp.exe - HPBootOp (HP Boot Optimizer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HPBootOp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HPBootOp' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Boot Optimizer\HPBootOp.exe" /run.

How do I remove HP Boot Optimizer?

You can uninstall HP Boot Optimizer 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 Boot Optimizer, 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 Boot Optimizer.

Win XP 79%
Win 7 (SP1) 10%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 89.66%
Windows 7 10.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 92.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.53%
  Italy 8.82%
  France 5.88%
  Canada 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  Netherlands 2.94%
  Singapore 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 92.59%
American Megatrends 7.41%
Common models
Compaq Presario 061 EL445... 8.70%
ASUSTeK RS482-SB400 4.35%
HP Pavilion 061 RR532AA-U... 4.35%
HP Pavilion 061 RJ059AA-A... 4.35%
HP Pavilion 061 RE487AA-A... 4.35%
HP Pavilion 061 RC524AA-A... 4.35%

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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