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What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #274
United States Rank #233
Reach 2.0826%
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.53 days
841.77 days >
Average installed length: 442.28 days


14.0 100.00%

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HP Customer Participation Program 14.0

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 typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package is about 96.2 MB (100,868,719 bytes) when donwloaded.
HP Customer Participation Program has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

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
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\ExtCapUninstall\hpzscr01.exe -datfile hpqhsc01.dat -forcereboot
Estimated size: 96.2 MB

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 14.0, 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 10 47%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 47.49%
Windows 7 45.07%
Windows Vista 4.63%
Windows XP 2.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.19%
Windows 8.1 14.12%
Windows 10 Home 12.95%
Windows 7 Professional 7.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.78%
  Germany 6.31%
  Brazil 4.42%
  Italy 4.23%
  United Kingdom 3.72%
  France 3.71%
  Canada 2.58%
  Netherlands 1.81%
  Spain 1.33%
  Australia 1.06%
  Belgium 1.03%
  Mexico 0.65%
  Poland 0.59%
  Austria 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.62%
Dell 18.90%
Acer 14.74%
ASUS 9.00%
Toshiba 7.64%
Lenovo 3.96%
Samsung 3.77%
Medion 1.71%
Intel 1.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.11%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.68%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.79%
ASUS All Series 2.84%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.48%

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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