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Should I remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,091
United States Rank #12,251
Reach 0.0612%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.03 days
325.29 days >
Average installed length: 170.91 days


1.4.1 6.93%
1.3.1 0.34%
1.2.2 37.75%
1.2.1 16.55% 5.66% 0.08% 6.67% 26.01%

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HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8

What is HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8?

HP ESU stands for Essential System Updates.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

This program installs Microsoft fixes and enhancements for the Microsoft Windows 8 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 8 is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 1.2.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1.57 MB (1,645,056 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 10. While about 22% of users of HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Czech Republic and France.

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 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5C2374BF-C4EF-4102-9401-219E16BCB981}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8

  • HPESU.dll - HP Essential System Updates (HP Essential System Updates DLL)

How do I remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8?

Quickly and completely remove HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP ESU for Microsoft Windows 8 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 8, 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 8.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 27.66%
Windows 8 Pro 20.30%
Windows 8.1 16.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.97%
Windows 10 Home 5.08%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.26%
  Czech Republic 8.83%
  France 8.39%
  India 4.06%
  Slovenia 3.53%
  Norway 3.18%
  United Kingdom 2.47%
  Slovakia 2.39%
  Netherlands 2.30%
  Spain 2.03%
  Germany 1.94%
  Switzerland 1.59%
  Sweden 1.50%
  Belgium 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 96.86%
Intel 2.97%
Acer 0.08%
Lenovo 0.08%
Common models
HP ProBook 4540s 30.02%
HP ProBook 4740s 8.42%
HP ProBook 450 G1 7.74%
HP ProBook 450 G0 5.19%
HP ProBook 4545s 4.76%
HP ProBook 430 G1 4.76%

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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