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Should I remove HP On-Screen Cap/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,960
United States Rank #1,817
Reach 0.1998%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 163.66 days
895.99 days >
Average installed length: 470.78 days


1.00.012 3.43%

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HP On-Screen Cap/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator

What is HP On-Screen Cap/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator?

The HP On-Screen Display Utility enables the pop-up graphic displays that are shown on the screen when any of the Cap/Num/Scroll Lock keys are pressed.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named OSD64.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\OsdRemove.exe

Program filesFiles installed by HP On-Screen Cap/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator

Program executable:OSD64.exe
On-Screen Caps/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD64.exe
Additional files:
  • HidKeybd.dll (by BTC) - BTC HidKeybd (OsdMaestro HID program)
  • OSD.exe (by OsdMaestro) - OsdMaestro (On-Screen Caps/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator)
  • OSD64.exe (by OsdMaestro)
  • OsdRemove.exe - OsdMaestro Remove/Update program
  • OsdRemove64.exe - OsdMaestro Remove/Update program (x64)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • OSD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'OsdMaestro' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe".
  • OSD64.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'OsdMaestro' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD64.exe".

How do I remove HP On-Screen Cap/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator?

You can uninstall HP On-Screen Cap/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator 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 On-Screen Cap/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator, 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 On-Screen Cap/Num/Scroll Lock Indicator.

Win Vista (SP2) 77%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 87.30%
Windows 7 11.10%
Windows 10 1.45%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 80.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.91%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.96%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.55%
Windows 10 Home 0.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.68%
  France 4.75%
  Canada 4.70%
  United Kingdom 3.27%
  Italy 2.19%
  Germany 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Belgium 1.04%
  Spain 0.96%
  Australia 0.94%
  Sweden 0.70%
  DK 0.50%
  Finland 0.43%
  Mexico 0.30%

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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JonnyOne (Expert)over a year ago
My HP computer came with this program that displays a indicator in the notification area of my startup when i press any lock key, the reason they put this is because it came with a wireless keyboard that didn't have any indicator on it. But now i got a new keyboard so i have no need for this program, I already stopped it from running on startup but the thing is that I can't uninstall it. whenever i click on uninstall in programs and features the UAC windows comes up, i click ok and nothing happens.