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Should I remove HP Designjet Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,055
United States Rank #20,861
Reach 0.0055%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.60 days
397.15 days >
Average installed length: 208.67 days


VersionDistribution 0.92% 13.76% 0.92% 15.60% 0.92% 0.92% 10.09% 1.83% 4.59% 2.75% 31.19% 11.93% 0.92% 3.67%

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HP Designjet Utility

What is HP Designjet Utility?

This software installs the HP Printer Utility (includes color center), which will allow you to manage and troubleshoot your printer, and manage color/media (creation of custom media profile, media profiling).


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 27.87 MB (29,228,549 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Hewlett-Packard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Designjet Utility\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AE450835-E4B8-4119-AFE0-02463B77A264}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 27.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Designjet Utility

  • Fonts.dll - HP Designjet Utility (Fonts)
  • HPDesignjetUtility.exe - HPDesignjetUtility
  • HPDesignjetUtility.resources.dll
  • HPNColorCenter.dll - ColorCenter
  • HPNFibonacci.dll - Customer Improvement Services (CIP)
  • hpihstio.dll - HP Host-IO (Host library to discover and connect with HP devices.)
  • NHPIHsIO.dll - HostIO .NET Connector
  • HPUtils.dll - HPUtils

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HPDesignjetUtility.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5325B716-1F38-44A1-B124-E6E5107CFA0D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HPDesignjetUtility.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RunPUMonitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Designjet Utility\Designjet Utility\HPDesignjetUtility.exe -monitor.

How do I remove HP Designjet Utility?

You can uninstall HP Designjet Utility 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 Designjet Utility, 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 Designjet Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.06%
Windows 10 28.44%
Windows XP 4.59%
Windows Vista 0.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 43.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.76%
Windows 8.1 8.26%
Windows 10 Pro 7.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.34%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.33%
  United Kingdom 4.67%
  Malaysia 2.67%
  Romania 2.00%
  United Arab Emirates 1.33%
  Australia 1.33%
  Sweden 1.33%
  Czech Republic 1.33%
  India 1.33%
  Jordan 1.33%
  Saudi Arabia 1.33%
  South Africa 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Philippines 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.17%
Dell 25.97%
Acer 18.18%
Toshiba 6.49%
Lenovo 5.19%
ASUS 3.90%
Alienware 2.60%
Sony 1.30%
Intel 1.30%
NEC 1.30%
Common models
Acer TravelMate 4730 2.97%
ASUS All Series 2.97%
Dell XPS One 2710 1.98%
HP ProBook 650 G1 1.98%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 1.98%
HP xw4600 Workstation 1.98%

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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