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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #32,819
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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HP Play

What is HP Play?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Welcome to HP Play! We’re all about striving to create #thebestsound. Dr. Dre helped our engineers create the best-sounding computers—only HP PCs have Beats Audio™ built-in. Check out our lineup and stay tuned for live concerts, free tickets, games and more.


HP Play is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The setup package generally installs about 102 files and is usually about 19.27 MB (20,209,664 bytes). The installed file sbdevicefirmwareupdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 96% of users of HP Play come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: me.hpplay.com/me/en
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp play\components
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D598B461-3426-46E1-B950-614C429E693C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 19.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Play

  • sbalbumart.dll
  • sbbrowserapi.dll
  • sbcddevice.dll
  • sbclipboardhelper.dll
  • sbdataremote.dll
  • sbdbengine.dll
  • sbdevicebase.dll
  • sbdevicefirmwareupdater.dll
  • sbdevicemanager.dll
  • sbdevicemanager2.dll
  • sbdirectoryprovider.dll
  • sbdownloaddevice.dll
  • sbfilescan.dll
  • sbfilesystemeventsbase.dll
  • sbfileutils.dll
  • sbgstreamerstub.dll
  • sbidentityservicecomponent.dll
  • sbimageparser.dll
  • sbintegration.dll
  • sbintl.dll
  • sbitunesmediaimport.dll
  • sblibrarymanager.dll
  • sblocaldatabaselibrary.dll
  • sbmediacorebase.dll
  • sbmediacoremanager.dll
  • sbmediaexport.dll
  • sbmediaexportagentservice.dll
  • sbmediaitemdownloadservice.dll
  • sbmediamanager.dll
  • sbmediasniffer.dll
  • sbmetadatahandlertaglib.dll
  • sbmetadatahandlerwma.dll
  • sbmetadatamodule.dll
  • sbmozvariant.dll
  • sbnetworkproxy.dll
  • sbplaybackhistoryservice.dll
  • sbplaylistcommands.dll
  • sbplayqueueservice.dll
  • sbprompter.dll
  • sbproperties.dll
  • sbsqlbuilder.dll
  • sbstrings.dll
  • sbtemporaryfileservice.dll
  • sbtestmediacorebase.dll
  • sbthreadpoolservice.dll
  • sbtranscodemodule.dll
  • sbupdate.dll
  • sbwatchfolderservice.dll
  • sbwin32filesystemevents.dll
  • sbwindowwatcher.dll
  • sbxpcom.dll

How do I remove HP Play?

Quickly and completely remove HP Play from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP Play 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP Play, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Play.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 8 7%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows Vista 28.57%
Windows 8 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 8 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.83%
  Canada 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 64.29%
Samsung 7.14%
MSI 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Dell 7.14%
Common models
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 7.14%
Micro-Star A6000 7.14%
LENOVO 2958 7.14%
HP-Pavilion KQ436AA-ABA I... 7.14%
HP-Pavilion FK954AA-A2L a... 7.14%
HP-Pavilion BK544AV-ABA 6... 7.14%

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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