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Should I remove HP OCR Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,113
United States Rank #2,125
Reach 0.1863%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.62 days
726.17 days >
Average installed length: 381.54 days


8.0 100.00%

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HP OCR Software 8.0

What is HP OCR Software?

This Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software automatically converts scanned text to editable text and is included with various HP scanners and all-in-ones.


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 main program executable is hpzscr01.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 2.17 MB (2,280,258 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp\digital imaging\ocr
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\OCR\hpzscr01.exe -datfile hpqbud11.dat
Estimated size: 2.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP OCR Software 8.0

Program executable:hpzscr01.exe
Name:HP Installer
HP Installer Uninstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\hp\digital imaging\ocr\hpzscr01.exe
Additional files:
  • hpzmsi01.exe - HP Installer (HP Installer MSI Installer plug-in)
  • hpzmsi40.exe
  • hpzscr40.exe - HP Installer Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hpzscr01.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{069A7445-97FD-46B8-9247-F732F3B5F354}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP OCR Software?

You can uninstall HP OCR Software 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 OCR Software 8.0, 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 OCR Software.

Win Vista (SP2) 78%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 84.84%
Windows 7 8.71%
Windows XP 5.22%
Windows 10 1.20%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 69.23%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.21%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.21%
Windows Vista Business 3.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.11%
  Germany 4.83%
  France 3.84%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Canada 2.99%
  Italy 2.11%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Brazil 1.28%
  Spain 1.24%
  Australia 0.99%
  Switzerland 0.56%
  Sweden 0.54%
  Portugal 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.58%
Dell 25.98%
Acer 9.71%
Toshiba 9.60%
Medion 3.50%
Gateway 3.31%
Samsung 1.13%
Intel 0.98%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Packard Bell 0.64%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 6.72%
Dell Inspiron 1525 4.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.26%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 2.82%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.75%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.60%

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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