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24% remove it76% keep it
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United States Rank #1,269
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.52 days
929.98 days >
Average installed length: 488.63 days


3.0 0.01% 0.01% 80.27% 0.01% 14.18% 2.40% 0.43% 2.68%

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HP Photosmart Essential

What is HP Photosmart Essential?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP Photo Creations is free software that lets you easily create photo books, calendars, collages, greeting cards and other keepsakes that can be printed at home or shipped to you. Like to get creative with your photos? With HP Photo Creations you can automatically make beautiful keepsakes with just a few mouse clicks;...  Read more


HP Photosmart Essential is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is HP_IZE.exe. The software installer includes 78 files and is usually about 11.14 MB (11,676,533 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 64% of users of HP Photosmart Essential come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/go/pse7
Help link: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\Photosmart Essential\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EB21A812-671B-4D08-B974-2A347F0D8F70}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Photosmart Essential

Program executable:HP_IZE.exe
Name:HP PhotoSmart Essential
Path:C:\Program Files\HP\Photosmart Essential\HP_IZE.exe
Additional files:
  • EmailRes.dll - Recurso de complemento de correo electrónico de HP Photosmart Essential
  • creatrs2.dll - Ressource de modules externes de création HP Photosmart Essential
  • PrintRes.dll - Ressource du module externe d'impression HP Photosmart Essential
  • FixRes.dll - HP Photosmart Essential -ohjelman korjaamisen laajennusresurssi (HP Photosmart Essential: Korjaamisen laajennusresurssi)
  • ViewRs2.dll - Ressource du module externe d'affichage HP Photosmart Essential
  • ShareRs2.dll - Ressource du module externe de partage HP Photosmart Essential
  • IZERes.dll - HP Photosmart Essential -ohjelman resurssi
  • hphfyiel.dll - Hewlett-Packard Image Enhancement Library
  • EmailCom.dll - HP Photosmart Essential Email Plugin
  • PrintPlg.dll - HP Photosmart Essential Print Plugin
  • SharePl2.dll - HP Photosmart Essential Share Plugin
  • CreatPl2.dll - HP Image Zone Express Create Plugin
  • ViewPl2.dll - HP Photosmart Essential View Plugin
  • FixPlg.dll - HP Photosmart Essential Fix Plugin
  • AcquirerRes.dll (by HP) - HP Photosmart Essential/Visning
  • BrandingRes.dll - HP PhotoSmart Essential
  • CommonRes.dll
  • CreatPlg.dll
  • CreatRes.dll
  • HP_IZE.exe - HP Photosmart Essential
  • hp_promo.dll - HP Photosmart Essential (HP Photosmart Essential Hp_promo)
  • IZEHelp.dll - HP Photosmart Essential PSEHelp
  • OrderPrintsPlg.dll
  • OrderPrintsRes.dll
  • PhotoRes.dll
  • SharePlg.dll
  • ShareRes.dll
  • StringsRes.dll
  • ViewPlg.dll
  • ViewRes.dll
  • HP_IZE.dll - HP Image Zone Express (HP Image Zone Express IZEHelp)
  • eBayIcon.dll (by HP-ISO) - HP-ISO eBayIcon (eBayIcon)
  • fermataU.dll (by Preclick) - Fermata Library
  • hpqishtm.dll - hpqishtm Module
  • AdvertisedPlugins.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HP_IZE.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9403055-DACA-46F0-A48B-93EB3DBB0573}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • HP_IZE.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Photosmart Essential\HP_IZE.exe'.

How do I remove HP Photosmart Essential?

You can uninstall HP Photosmart Essential 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 Photosmart Essential, 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 Photosmart Essential.

Win Vista (SP2) 54%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 58.90%
Windows XP 24.43%
Windows 7 13.65%
Windows 10 2.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 48.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.29%
Windows Vista Business 2.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.17%
  Germany 5.09%
  France 3.60%
  United Kingdom 3.58%
  Canada 3.30%
  Italy 2.48%
  Spain 1.48%
  Brazil 1.45%
  Belgium 1.34%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Australia 0.90%
  Israel 0.64%
  Poland 0.52%
  Czech Republic 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.89%
Dell 25.90%
Acer 8.72%
Toshiba 8.31%
American Megatrends 4.12%
Intel 3.49%
Medion 2.72%
Gateway 1.85%
Sahara 1.56%
Samsung 0.77%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 7.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.29%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.71%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 3.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.22%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.44%

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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