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Should I remove HP MediaSmart Server Update 1 x64?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,766
United States Rank #15,664
Reach 0.0061%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 122.77 days
723.16 days >
Average installed length: 379.97 days


VersionDistribution 74.17% 25.83%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

HP MediaSmart Server 3.0 Update 1 x64

What is HP MediaSmart Server Update 1 x64?

The HP MediaSmart Server is a home server from Hewlett-Packard that runs Microsoft's Windows Home Server operating system.


HP MediaSmart Server 3.0 Update 1 x64 is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is ControlCenter.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 7.68 MB (8,058,214 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 89% of users of HP MediaSmart Server Update 1 x64 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart Server\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{964D0D1C-1D28-4802-8EE8-345CC8D2633B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.68 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP MediaSmart Server 3.0 Update 1 x64

Program executable:ControlCenter.exe
Name:HP Control Center
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart Server\ControlCenter.exe
Additional files:
  • MediaCollectionLibrary.dll - MediaCollectionLibrary
  • HpmssServiceCommon.dll - HpmssServiceCommon
  • ControlCenter.exe - HP Control Center (ControlCenter)
  • HPWHSCommon.dll - HPWHSCommon
  • HPCommon.dll - HPCommon
  • MediaCollectorClient.exe - MCClient
  • mediacollectionlibrary.resources.dll
  • controlcenter.resources.dll
  • setup.exe - HP Update (Setup Launcher)
  • hpcommon.resources.dll
  • Interop.NetFwTypeLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NetFwTypeLib'.
  • MSSConnectorService.exe (by HP) - MSSConnectorService
  • MSSConnectorServiceProxy.dll (by HP) - MSSConnectorProxy
  • MiscUtil.dll - MiscUtil
  • wol.exe (by digitalindia) - WOL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • MSSConnectorService.exe runs as a service named 'HPMSSConnectorService' (HPMSSConnectorSvc).
  • MediaCollectorClient.exe runs as a service named 'MediaCollectorService' (MediaCollectorService).

How do I remove HP MediaSmart Server Update 1 x64?

You can uninstall HP MediaSmart Server Update 1 x64 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 MediaSmart Server 3.0 Update 1 (x64), 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 MediaSmart Server Update 1 x64.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.50%
Windows 10 30.83%
Windows Vista 1.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.29%
Windows 7 Professional 15.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.97%
Windows 8 Pro 8.40%
Windows 10 Pro 6.72%
Windows 8.1 5.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.65%
  Canada 3.24%
  United Kingdom 1.62%
  Australia 1.08%
  Sweden 1.08%
  Netherlands 1.08%
  DK 1.08%
  Norway 0.54%
  Switzerland 0.54%
  Finland 0.54%
  Spain 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.91%
Dell 19.75%
ASUS 4.94%
Lenovo 4.94%
Alienware 4.94%
Acer 4.94%
Gateway 2.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.06%
LENOVO 417153U 2.02%
HP ENVY 14 Notebook PC 2.02%
Gigabyte X58A-UD5 2.02%
HP TouchSmart tm2 Noteboo... 2.02%

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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