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Should I remove HP Photosmart Essential?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #422
United States Rank #377
Reach 1.4934%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.01 days
649.31 days >
Average installed length: 341.16 days


3.5 100.00%

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HP Photosmart Essential 3.5

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

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HP Photosmart Essential 3.5 is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. 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 5 files and is usually about 3.4 MB (3,563,843 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 54% of users of HP Photosmart Essential come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/go/pse7
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\Photosmart Essential\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\PhotosmartEssential\hpzscr01.exe -datfile hpqbud13.dat -forcereboot
Estimated size: 3.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Photosmart Essential 3.5

Program executable:hpzscr01.exe
Name:HP Installer
HP Installer Uninstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\hp\digital imaging\photosmartessential\hpzscr01.exe
Additional files:
  • hpzmsi01.exe - HP Installer (HP Installer MSI Installer plug-in)
  • hpqrrx08.exe - HP Digital Imaging (HP Digital Imaging Monitor Registry Repair)
  • 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 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 3.5, 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 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.71%
Windows 10 9.11%
Windows Vista 5.34%
Windows XP 2.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.09%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 4.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.15%
  Germany 6.71%
  United Kingdom 4.37%
  Brazil 3.65%
  France 3.54%
  Canada 2.80%
  Italy 2.57%
  Netherlands 1.70%
  Spain 1.62%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Australia 1.20%
  India 0.92%
  Israel 0.77%
  Poland 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.35%
Dell 23.17%
Acer 16.42%
ASUS 6.86%
Toshiba 6.64%
Samsung 2.34%
Intel 1.84%
Lenovo 1.40%
Medion 0.80%
American Megatrends 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.51%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.24%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.11%

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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