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Should I remove HP Photosmart Essential?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,443
United States Rank #2,802
Reach 0.1625%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.37 days
542.04 days >
Average installed length: 284.80 days


2.01 100.00%

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HP Photosmart Essential 2.01

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

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HP Photosmart Essential 2.01 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 2 files and is usually about 4.19 MB (4,398,717 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 59% of users of HP Photosmart Essential come from the United States, it is also popular in France 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: 4.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Photosmart Essential 2.01

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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hpzscr01.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E9D9497F-1C21-4808-8DC2-ED67E25F5FF2}' (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 2.01, 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) 51%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 58.46%
Windows XP 26.92%
Windows 7 11.06%
Windows 10 3.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 48.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.53%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.34%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.67%
  France 4.90%
  United Kingdom 3.81%
  Germany 3.69%
  Brazil 3.66%
  Canada 3.31%
  Italy 2.66%
  Spain 2.21%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  Poland 1.24%
  Australia 0.93%
  Belgium 0.81%
  Argentina 0.62%
  Romania 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 51.54%
Dell 20.31%
Acer 7.69%
Toshiba 6.68%
Intel 3.50%
American Megatrends 2.86%
Sahara 1.89%
Gateway 1.01%
Common models
HP-Pavilion GN561AA-ABA a... 4.34%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.24%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.51%
Compaq-Presario GN582AA-A... 2.89%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.79%

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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