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Should I remove HP Magic Canvas?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,094
United States Rank #1,076
Reach 0.3098%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.47 days
338.36 days >
Average installed length: 177.78 days


VersionDistribution 99.67% 0.33%

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HP Magic Canvas

What is HP Magic Canvas?

Magic Canvas is the main touch-screen interface and helps you learn how to get used to multitouch on a huge screen.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

The HP Magic Canvas expands horizontally as you open more and more content giving you access to all of your programs. Open the Magic Menu by tapping or clicking an open area of the Magic Canvas, and then select Windows® Desktop to return to the Windows Desktop.
The Magic Canvas does not support portrait orientation...  Read more


HP Magic Canvas is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is SmartCenter.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 23.44 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 124.46 KB (127,446 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 83% of users of HP Magic Canvas come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/touchsmart
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter\TSUninstaller.exe uninstall
Estimated size: 124.46 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Magic Canvas

Program executable:SmartCenter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter\SmartCenter.exe
Additional files:
  • Hp.TouchSmart.UI.Model.dll - Hp.TouchSmart.UI.Model
  • RegisterSmartCenterApp.exe - RegisterSmartCenterApp
  • DesktopWindowManager.dll - DesktopWindowManager
  • TSHostedAppLauncher.exe - SmartCenter Launcher
  • Hp.TouchSmart.UI.dll - Hp.TouchSmart.UI
  • ShellDragDropLib.dll - ShellDragDropLib
  • VolumeEndPoint.dll - VolumeEndPoint
  • TSUninstaller.exe - TSUninstaller
  • Win32Interop.dll - Win32Interop
  • Win7TouchAPI.dll - Win7TouchAPI
  • AppSettingsStore.dll - SmartCenter (SmartCenter settings store)
  • SmartCenter.exe
  • IconLib.dll - IconLib
  • AppSettingsStore.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Hp.TouchSmart.UI.Model.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Hp.TouchSmart.UI.XmlSerializers.dll
  • SmartCenter.XmlSerializers.dll
  • TSDTShortcutMUIStrings.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SmartCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{485B956D-303F-41C7-91A7-1F9D18C6A29E}' (runs on registration).
  • TSHostedAppLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E2477D9F-BD9D-4FF4-B1C0-F7A0FCC58470}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SmartCenter.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Magic Canvas' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter\SmartCenter.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000409320%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001680%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002413%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,335
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:21 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove HP Magic Canvas?

You can uninstall HP Magic Canvas 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 Magic Canvas, 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 Magic Canvas.

Win 7 (SP1) 98%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 97.51%
Windows 10 2.19%
Windows XP 0.26%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 90.04%
Windows 7 Professional 4.28%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.74%
Windows 8 Pro 0.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.57%
  Canada 3.31%
  France 1.86%
  United Kingdom 1.84%
  Germany 1.64%
  Australia 1.22%
  Mexico 0.77%
  Sweden 0.51%
  Spain 0.48%
  Italy 0.48%
  Belgium 0.38%
  Switzerland 0.36%
  New Zealand 0.34%
  Netherlands 0.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.65%
Dell 0.10%
Acer 0.08%
American Megatrends 0.07%
Lenovo 0.03%
Toshiba 0.02%
Intel 0.02%
Gateway 0.02%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p7-1254 6.28%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1234 4.89%
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 4.02%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1360t 3.90%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2100 3.30%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1234 2.80%

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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