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Should I remove HP DayStarter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,858
United States Rank #4,306
Reach 0.1408%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.06 days
296.72 days >
Average installed length: 155.90 days


VersionDistribution 10.09% 89.91%

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HP DayStarter

What is HP DayStarter?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Displays your calendar and battery charge while your system boots Windows, so you can get a head start on the day's activities.


HP DayStarter is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is HPDayStarterService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.69 MB of memory. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 18.69 MB (19,600,671 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of HP DayStarter come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP DayStarter\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{483D5A49-A26B-4CB8-AA2D-0D1811322061}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.69 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP DayStarter

Program executable:HPDayStarterService.exe
Name:HP DayStarter service
Signed by:Hewlett-Packard Company
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP DayStarter\HPDayStarterService.exe
Additional files:
  • PIMHtmlSupport.exe - HP DayStarter HTMLtoPNG Helper
  • hpqnt.dll - hpqnt Dynamic Link Library
  • HPDayStarterService.exe - HP DayStarter service
  • PimOutlookAddin.dll - HP DayStarter Add-in
  • PimOutlookAddin64.dll
  • version.exe
  • hputils.dll - hputils
  • Cleanup64.exe
  • LaunchHelp64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HPDayStarterService.exe runs as a service named 'HP DayStarter Service' (HPDayStarterService) "This service checks if DayStarter is supported".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000138560%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000866%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000520%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:77
8,062,084 average

How do I remove HP DayStarter?

You can uninstall HP DayStarter 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 DayStarter, 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 DayStarter.

Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.31%
Windows 10 5.61%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 62.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.50%
Windows 10 Pro 3.25%
Windows 10 Home 1.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.19%
Windows 8 Pro 0.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.52%
  France 3.83%
  Germany 3.56%
  Czech Republic 3.04%
  Canada 2.89%
  United Kingdom 2.62%
  Netherlands 2.59%
  Sweden 2.13%
  Brazil 1.89%
  Austria 1.79%
  South Africa 1.73%
  Italy 1.70%
  Belgium 1.64%
  Australia 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.89%
Acer 0.07%
Dell 0.04%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 40.55%
HP ProBook 4730s 10.37%
HP ProBook 6560b 7.00%
HP EliteBook 8460p 6.19%
HP ProBook 4535s 4.95%
HP EliteBook 8560w 4.07%

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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