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Should I remove HP Customer Participation Program?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
48% remove it52% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,048
United States Rank #2,141
Reach 0.1919%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.80 days
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Average installed length: 337.83 days


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HP Customer Participation Program 8.0

What is HP Customer Participation Program?

HP Customer Participation Program is a bundled software application installed with a new HP PC that provides customers the ability to participate in market research designed to improve HP products and experiences, and various programs with benefits such as special offers, awards and enhanced technical support. This program will prompt users to report problems and issues encountered on their HP machine should they arise for which HP uses this information to develop, test and release patches and fixes for the reported issues.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Provides benefits that are only available to HP Printing customers. You can participate in market research designed to improve your experience of using the HP product. Participation in the survey is completely voluntary.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers.

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/support
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\ExtCapUninstall\hpzscr01.exe -datfile hpqhsc01.dat

How do I remove HP Customer Participation Program?

You can uninstall HP Customer Participation Program 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 Customer Participation Program 8.0, 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 Customer Participation Program.

Win Vista (SP2) 74%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 81.39%
Windows 7 9.53%
Windows XP 7.34%
Windows 10 1.72%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 66.87%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.34%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.47%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.90%
Windows Vista Business 2.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.16%
  Germany 5.11%
  United Kingdom 3.81%
  France 3.78%
  Canada 3.39%
  Italy 2.21%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Brazil 1.24%
  Spain 1.18%
  Australia 0.99%
  Sweden 0.61%
  Israel 0.55%
  Portugal 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.03%
Dell 25.18%
Acer 9.91%
Toshiba 9.08%
Medion 3.45%
Gateway 3.00%
Intel 1.84%
American Megatrends 1.09%
Samsung 1.05%
Packard Bell 0.75%
Sahara 0.60%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 7.26%
Dell Inspiron 1525 4.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.59%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 3.22%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.99%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.84%

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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