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Should I remove HP Launch Box?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #696
United States Rank #461
Reach 0.9823%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.79 days
318.23 days >
Average installed length: 167.21 days


1.1.5 48.76%
1.1.2 0.83%
1.0.14 2.54%
1.0.12 24.96%
1.0.11 22.91%

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HP Launch Box

What is HP Launch Box?

HP Launch Box allows applications to be organized by grouping them for quick access on the Windows 7 taskbar.


HP Launch Box is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 1.1.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is _853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.01 MB (2,110,976 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 64% of users of HP Launch Box come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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

Displayed publisher: Hewlett-Packard Company
URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{BF1E75D0-E7AF-4BEA-9FBC-567F0C54BDF9}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5A847522-375C-4D05-BD3D-88C450CC047F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Launch Box

Program executable:_853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe
Additional files:
  • _853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe
  • _049E097E59F490299ED5D0.exe
  • _748CF3066D4B22D1BE1B27.exe

How do I remove HP Launch Box?

You can uninstall HP Launch Box 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 Launch Box, 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 Launch Box.

Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.04%
Windows 10 14.87%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 76.67%
Windows 10 Home 9.26%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.53%
Windows 8.1 1.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.43%
Windows 7 Professional 1.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.14%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Canada 3.74%
  France 2.94%
  Italy 2.82%
  Germany 1.60%
  Australia 1.52%
  Netherlands 1.26%
  Spain 1.15%
  Mexico 1.05%
  India 1.01%
  Sweden 0.87%
  Belgium 0.84%
  Brazil 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.82%
Acer 0.07%
Dell 0.07%
ASUS 0.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 26.65%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 15.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 12.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.89%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 7.08%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.51%

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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Janisover a year ago
I downloaded this software and it showed up on my taskbar as it is supposed to, however, I cannot edit anything on it because the Launch Box Manager won't open. I click on the icon for the Launch box manager and nothing happens...it simply won't open on my screen. Any solutions?
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XweAponXover a year ago
It's a good app actually I have it installed even on my non-HP computers. You can always delete it and re-download it later, from HP