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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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Global Rank #3,206
United States Rank #2,127
Reach 0.1789%


VersionDistribution 0.82% 78.84% 9.39% 10.95%

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HP Desktop Keyboard

What is HP Desktop Keyboard?

This package provides the HP Desktop Keyboard On-Screen Display (OSD) applet for the supported desktop models and operating systems. This applet indicates if the CAP/NUM/Scroll locks are activated or are not actived.


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. The main program executable is hpkeyboardx.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.75 MB (1,834,597 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Desktop Keyboard\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Desktop Keyboard\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Desktop Keyboard

Program executable:hpkeyboardx.exe
Name:HP Desktop Keyboard
HP Keyboard Kit OSD
Path:C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp desktop keyboard\hpkeyboardx.exe
Additional files:
  • Keystatus.exe - HP Keyboard LED State (Caps Lock | Num Lock | Scroll Lock State)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HPKEYBOARDx.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP KEYBOARDx' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Desktop Keyboard\HPKEYBOARDx.EXE".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000437067%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001453%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002918%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,552
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0000595979%
Kernel CPU:0.00002851%
User CPU:0.00003108%
CPU cycles/sec:1,117,363

How do I remove HP Desktop Keyboard?

You can uninstall HP Desktop Keyboard 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 Desktop Keyboard, 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 Desktop Keyboard.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.10%
Windows 10 11.54%
Windows XP 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 46.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.41%
Windows 10 Home 5.27%
Windows 10 Pro 4.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.08%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.97%
  United Kingdom 3.93%
  France 3.55%
  Italy 3.19%
  Germany 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.50%
  Spain 1.40%
  Canada 1.34%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Australia 1.06%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Czech Republic 0.74%
  Austria 0.54%
  South Africa 0.40%

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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