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Should I remove HP DVD Play?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,411
United States Rank #1,563
Reach 0.2601%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.95 days
264.11 days >
Average installed length: 138.77 days


VersionDistribution 0.55% 6.65% 2.59% 34.85% 0.29% 4.29% 0.08% 0.02% 0.10% 0.25% 37.84% 0.04%

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HP DVD Play 3.7

What is HP DVD Play?

This package provides the HP DVD Play Software for the supported notebook models and operating sytems. HP DVD Play enables the playback of DVD and Blu-Ray media. HP DVD Play and DVD Play BD/HD-DVD application update adds support for new BD/HD DVD titles.


The most used version is, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is DVDP.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 2.42 MB (2,536,312 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{45D707E9-F3C4-11D9-A373-0050BAE317E1}\Setup.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 2.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP DVD Play 3.7

Program executable:DVDP.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\DVDP.exe
Additional files:
  • fwnet.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • REGX.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Registry Utility
  • CLAuMixer.dll - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • fxrtEnu.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • Helper.dll - CyberLink Helper
  • QPService.exe - HP QuickPlay (HP QuickPlay Resident Program)
  • QP.exe - HP DVDPlay
  • Qt3Support4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • DVDP.exe
  • ODDOpen.exe
  • QPDVD.exe
  • QPMenu.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • QP.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'QuickPlayPlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithQuickPlay.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • QP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{42CF92BB-1250-4BC6-96BF-1C9B75F61572}' (runs on registration).
  • QPService.exe is scheduled as a task named 'QPService.exe_1702010990' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • QPService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • QPService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'QPService' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014562020%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00077643%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00067977%
0.015104% average

How do I remove HP DVD Play?

You can uninstall HP DVD Play 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 DVD Play 3.7, 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 DVD Play.

Win Vista (SP2) 45%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.98%
Windows 7 44.96%
Windows 10 4.01%
Windows XP 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 34.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 15.93%
Windows 10 Home 3.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.62%
Windows 7 Professional 1.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.40%
  United Kingdom 6.39%
  Canada 3.82%
  Germany 2.30%
  Italy 2.20%
  France 2.09%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Australia 1.17%
  Sweden 0.88%
  Spain 0.81%
  Belgium 0.77%
  Brazil 0.69%
  Portugal 0.65%
  DK 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.15%
ASUS 0.35%
Dell 0.26%
Acer 0.16%
Sahara 0.02%
Lenovo 0.02%
Gateway 0.02%
Toshiba 0.02%
Common models
HP G60 Notebook PC 29.17%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 20.91%
HP G71 Notebook PC 9.30%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 7.78%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.06%
HP G61 Notebook PC 4.44%

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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