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12% remove it88% keep it
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VersionDistribution 41.66% 2.16% 56.18%

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HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7

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What is HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7?

HP ESU stands for Essential System Updates.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

This program installs Microsoft fixes and enhancements for the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating Systems, as well as providing other fixes and enhancements that are specific to the supported notebook/laptop models. These fixes and enhancements are required to improve the performance of these notebook/laptop models.


HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named HPESU.dll. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 5.82 MB (6,100,992 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 23% of users of HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1D0978DB-8636-47C9-8FE3-E2893C9B4C9C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.82 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7

Program module:HPESU.dll
Name:HP Essential System Updates
HP Essential System Updates DLL
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7\HPESU.dll
Additional files:
  • HPESU.dll - HP Essential System Updates (HP Essential System Updates DLL)
  • hpqnt.dll - hpqnt Dynamic Link Library

How do I remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7?

Quickly and completely remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 7, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 ESU for Microsoft Windows 7.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.41%
Windows 10 6.35%
Windows XP 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 43.68%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.99%
Windows 7 Starter 3.85%
Windows 10 Pro 2.65%
Windows 10 Home 1.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.73%
  France 6.98%
  Germany 6.98%
  Italy 5.99%
  Spain 5.65%
  Sweden 4.10%
  United Kingdom 3.88%
  Netherlands 3.66%
  MA 3.10%
  Finland 2.55%
  Australia 2.11%
  Belgium 2.00%
  Czech Republic 1.77%
  Austria 1.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 97.34%
Acer 1.21%
ASUS 0.36%
Dell 0.36%
Compaq 0.24%
Lenovo 0.12%
Sahara 0.12%
Intel 0.12%
Toshiba 0.12%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 17.60%
HP ProBook 4510s 12.65%
HP ProBook 4710s 10.95%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 7.82%
HP ProBook 6540b 4.95%
HP Compaq 6910p 4.69%

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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