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Should I remove HP Documentation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #65
United States Rank #54
Reach 5.9396%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.20 days
212.32 days >
Average installed length: 111.56 days


VersionDistribution 0.28% 0.20% 0.16% 0.33% 3.53% 0.02% 0.00% 4.30% 0.43% (Update?) 0.00% 16.11% 0.48% 0.03% 0.50% 1.10% 9.89% 61.79% 0.00% 0.00% 0.20% 0.65%

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HP Documentation

What is HP Documentation?

The HP Documentation program provides your HP Warranty document; Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices, and the User Guide for your computer. Use HP Documentation to quickly and easily set up and install the software for HP devices.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 NotebookDocs.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 551.91 KB (565,157 bytes).
HP Documentation 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

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Documentation\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{69ABD67D-5C2E-4724-B519-695DEF3EC23B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 551.91 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Documentation

Program executable:NotebookDocs.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Documentation\NotebookDocs.exe
Additional files:
  • hpqnt.dll - hpqnt Dynamic Link Library
  • HpDocViewer.exe - HP.DocViewer.Properties
  • NotebookDocsUI.dll - NotebookDocsUI
  • NotebookDocs.exe - NotebookDocs
  • Doc.dll - Doc
  • SettingsResource.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • NotebookDocs.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9A224FD-E4CA-4307-8C34-1CB4746DEFB3}' (runs on registration).
  • HPDocViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C87B38FD-7EBC-46FE-A175-3058ACC07514}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP Documentation?

You can uninstall HP Documentation 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 Documentation, 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 Documentation.

Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 61.86%
Windows 7 38.10%
Windows XP 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.98%
Windows 8.1 28.85%
Windows 10 Home 14.66%
Windows 8 7.44%
Windows 7 Professional 6.41%
Windows 8.1 Connected 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.18%
  United Kingdom 4.95%
  Italy 4.61%
  France 3.22%
  Canada 3.07%
  Germany 1.84%
  Australia 1.70%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  India 1.03%
  Spain 1.00%
  Mexico 0.95%
  Sweden 0.90%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Brazil 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.95%
Dell 0.03%
Intel 0.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 11.00%
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.74%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 7.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.33%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.47%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.28%

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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Lisa (Doc Mgr)over a year ago
I recommend printing these documents, especially the warranty, if you are going to remove the program.