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Should I remove HP Keyboard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,114
United States Rank #2,346
Reach 0.1862%


VersionDistribution 1.34% 1.39% 0.46% 0.25% 0.19% 52.98% 0.90% 31.56% 10.93%

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HP Keyboard


HP Keyboard is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. 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 programs's main executable is cnyhkey.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.54 MB of memory. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 2.61 MB (2,741,436 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 65% of users of HP Keyboard come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B40D7926-AE5F-41EA-8AC6-56C0E2F00E9D}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.61 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by HP Keyboard

Program executable:cnyhkey.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp keyboard\cnyhkey.exe
Additional files:
  • HPKEYBOARD.EXE - Keyboard & Mouse Battery Volume Detection
  • LaunchApp.exe - Launch a application.
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WMINPUT.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LaunchApp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
Startup File (User Run)
  • LaunchApp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'LaunchHPOSIAPP' and executes as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\LaunchApp.exe.
5 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • HPKEYBOARD.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP KEYBOARD V1.4.7' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP KEYBOARD\HPKEYBOARD.EXE".
  • BATINDICATOR.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BATINDICATOR' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\BATINDICATOR.exe.
  • LaunchApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LaunchHPOSIAPP' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\LaunchApp.exe.
  • CNYHKEY.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'OSDTool' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\CNYHKEY.exe.
  • BATINDICATOR_HIDList.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BATINDICATORHL' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\BATINDICATOR_HIDList.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000378295%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002380%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001403%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:265,674
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:2.93 MB
Total CPU:0.0000809430%
Kernel CPU:0.00003407%
User CPU:0.00004687%
CPU cycles/sec:119,333
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
Memory:1.78 MB
Total CPU:0.0000373726%
Kernel CPU:0.00002558%
User CPU:0.00001179%
CPU cycles/sec:37,218

How do I remove HP Keyboard?

You can uninstall HP 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 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 Keyboard.

Win 10 59%
Win 8.1 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 10 59.58%
Windows 7 38.65%
Windows Vista 1.58%
Windows XP 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.56%
Windows 8.1 25.53%
Windows 8 13.79%
Windows 10 Home 13.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.59%
Windows 7 Professional 1.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.34%
  United Kingdom 6.48%
  France 3.17%
  Australia 2.56%
  Italy 2.37%
  Belgium 1.89%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Canada 1.57%
  Sweden 1.47%
  Switzerland 1.36%
  Brazil 1.24%
  Spain 1.24%
  Germany 0.82%
  Mexico 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.78%
Dell 0.22%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 23-b010 9.42%
Hewlett-Packard 20-b013w 5.83%
Hewlett-Packard 310-1125y 3.94%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1410 3.69%
Hewlett-Packard 23-b034 3.64%
Hewlett-Packard 310-1125f 3.54%

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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