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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,276
United States Rank #6,435
Reach 0.0723%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.18 days
742.84 days >
Average installed length: 390.30 days


VersionDistribution 3.09% 2.11% 70.22% 2.46% 7.65% 7.37% 3.51% 0.07%
1.0 3.51%

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HP Image Zone Express

What is HP Image Zone Express?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Optimize your HP printer for faster digital photo enhancements and sharp, lab-quality prints at home. Image Zone Express is smart, simple, fast photo software, featuring HP's latest color correction, layouts, lighting filters, and red-eye removal. Best of all, it's free! Designed to streamline the most frequently per...  Read more


HP Image Zone Express is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Dell computers. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is hp_ize.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 962.5 KB (985,600 bytes). hprbUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of HP Image Zone Express come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Israel.

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.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the HP PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/go/ize
Help link: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FE64AE29-0883-4C70-8388-DC026019C900}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 962.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Image Zone Express

Program executable:hp_ize.exe
Name:HP Image Zone Express
Path:C:\Program Files\hp\image zone express\hp_ize.exe
Additional files:
  • hprblog.exe - hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series (Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant)
  • hprbui.exe
  • hprbUpdate.exe
  • hpwuSchd2.exe
  • hpzcdl01.exe - Install Consumer Experience (Install Consumer Experience CD Launch Plug-In)
  • hpzdui01.exe - Install Consumer ExperienceDriver UI Plug-In
  • hpzmsi01.exe - Install Consumer Experience MSI Installer plug-in
  • hpzpsl01.exe - Install Consumer Experience PostSoftwareLauncherPlug-In
  • hpzrcv01.exe - Install Consumer Experience Recovery Plug-In
  • hpzscr01.exe - Install Consumer Experience Uninstaller
  • hpzsetup.exe - Install Consumer Experience Setup
  • setup.exe - Install Consumer Experience Launch Pad Plug-In
  • HPWUCli.exe - HP Software Update Client
  • 3900_load_photo.exe - Hewlett-Packard launch (launch)
  • hposid01.exe
  • hpqaol08.exe
  • 3900_install_cartridge.exe (by Macromedia)
  • DestTest.exe
  • FlashPla.exe (by Macromedia) - Shockwave Flash (Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 r14)
  • hpqacdse.exe
  • SelfUpdate.exe - SelfUpdate Application
  • START.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hpwuSchd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • HPWUCli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.

How do I remove HP Image Zone Express?

You can uninstall HP Image Zone Express 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 Image Zone Express, 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 Image Zone Express.

Win XP 77%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 82.44%
Windows 7 12.22%
Windows 10 3.30%
Windows Vista 2.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 82.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.82%
Windows 7 Professional 1.82%
Windows 10 Home 1.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.84%
  Germany 7.33%
  Israel 5.30%
  France 5.24%
  Italy 4.71%
  Spain 3.69%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Brazil 2.50%
  Canada 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  Poland 1.43%
  Hungary 1.31%
  Greece 1.25%
  Belgium 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.77%
American Megatrends 17.07%
Hewlett-Packard 16.43%
Intel 10.62%
Sahara 6.57%
Acer 5.69%
Toshiba 3.92%
ASUS 2.28%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 4.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.09%
MSI MS-7309 2.09%

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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