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What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,888
United States Rank #1,122
Reach 0.3524%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.71 days
581.35 days >
Average installed length: 305.45 days


2.5 100.00%

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HP Photosmart Essential 2.5

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

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HP Photosmart Essential 2.5 is a software 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named hpzscr01.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 3.27 MB (3,432,966 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 74% of users of HP Photosmart Essential come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada 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
Estimated size: 3.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Photosmart Essential 2.5

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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hpzscr01.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{069A7445-97FD-46B8-9247-F732F3B5F354}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hpzmsi01.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\photosmartessential\hpzmsi01.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 2.5, 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 Vista (SP2) 68%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 77.54%
Windows XP 13.84%
Windows 7 7.73%
Windows 10 0.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 67.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.65%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.84%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.07%
  Canada 4.84%
  United Kingdom 2.79%
  France 2.47%
  Germany 2.01%
  Italy 1.34%
  Australia 1.17%
  Brazil 1.08%
  Spain 0.87%
  Netherlands 0.68%
  India 0.59%
  Mexico 0.49%
  Israel 0.42%
  Sweden 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 74.14%
Dell 12.14%
Toshiba 4.20%
Acer 3.93%
Intel 1.40%
American Megatrends 1.04%
Sahara 0.95%
Gateway 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 14.17%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 6.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.75%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 5.73%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 5.58%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.55%

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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