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Should I remove HP Power Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,113
United States Rank #4,446
Reach 0.0872%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.94 days
706.18 days >
Average installed length: 371.04 days


VersionDistribution 46.93% 17.01% 0.57% 0.57% 0.41% 9.16% 1.06% 11.86% 9.98% 1.39% 0.16% 0.90%

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HP Power Assistant

What is HP Power Assistant?

The HP Power Assistant provides an easy method for changing operating system and device configuration settings in order to manage power consumption.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP Power Assistant puts your notebook’s power settings at your fingertips with one easy- to -use tool. And because it uses dedicated hardware found in HP business notebooks, the HP Power Assistant delivers a level of accuracy and monitoring you simply can’t find in other power management tools. You gain the real-time v...  Read more


HP Power Assistant is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 HPPA_Main.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 5.86 MB (6,140,416 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 60% of users of HP Power Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Power Assistant\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6888C635-E550-4FA4-958E-CE2880B0443B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Power Assistant

Program executable:HPPA_Main.exe
Name:HP Power Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Power Assistant\HPPA_Main.exe
Additional files:
  • HPCommon.dll - HP Power Assistant (HPCommon)
  • HPPA_Main.exe
  • HPPA_Tile.exe - HP Power Assistant Mobility Center Tile
  • HPPA_Tile64.exe
  • HPPA_Service.exe - HPPA_Service
  • LocalizeExtension.dll (by Root-Project) - LocalizeExtension
  • HPPA_TileHelper.exe - HPPA_TileHelper
  • UninstallHelper.exe - UninstallHelper
  • HardwareAccess.dll - HardwareAccess
  • Graphs.dll - PieChart

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HPPA_Main.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8BC700C8-B867-4B47-B31D-3AD67F93AD53}' (runs on registration).
  • HPPA_Service.exe runs as a service named 'HP Power Assistant Service' (HP Power Assistant Service) "This service monitors the power usage of this computer and allows the HP Power Assistant application to turn devices on and off.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HPPA_Main.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HPPowerAssistant' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Power Assistant\HPPA_Main.exe /hidden.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:42.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004070184%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016238%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024464%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:68,829
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:160 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:14 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HP Power Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove HP Power Assistant 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 Power Assistant 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 Power Assistant, 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 Power Assistant.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.08%
Windows 8 6.29%
Windows XP 1.55%
Windows Vista 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.31%
Windows 7 Professional 33.09%
Windows 10 Home 2.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.56%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.86%
  Germany 4.67%
  Canada 3.93%
  France 3.07%
  United Kingdom 2.15%
  Italy 2.03%
  Sweden 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.54%
  Belgium 1.41%
  Australia 1.35%
  Finland 0.98%
  Czech Republic 0.98%
  Mexico 0.86%
  Spain 0.80%

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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