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Should I remove HP Quick Start?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #832
United States Rank #644
Reach 0.8261%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.74 days
346.31 days >
Average installed length: 181.96 days


1.0.4660.30220 100.00%

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HP Quick Start

What is HP Quick Start?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP Quick Start provides new Windows 8 users, who are used to the traditional Start Menu, with convenient accessibility to launch apps, files, and programs from the classic desktop. HP Quick Start is a Windows 8 software application that provides a familiar way to open apps from the Windows desktop. In Windows 8, the St...  Read more


HP Quick Start is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The programs's main executable is HPQuickstart.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 39 MB of memory. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.67 MB (1,747,118 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. While about 65% of users of HP Quick Start come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy 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.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the HP PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Start\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{574F0207-8E98-46CD-8F79-318348C98C46}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Quick Start

Program executable:HPQuickstart.exe
Name:HP Quick Start
Signed by:Hewlett-Packard Company
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Start\HPQuickstart.exe
Additional files:
  • ShellDragDropLib.dll - ShellDragDropLib
  • HPQuickstart.exe - HP Quick Start
  • Win32Interop.dll - Win32Interop

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • HPQuickstart.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HP Quick Start' and executes as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Start\HPQuickstart.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2518775540%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.21060225%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04127530%
0.015104% average

How do I remove HP Quick Start?

You can uninstall HP Quick Start 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 Quick Start, 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 Quick Start.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.99%
Windows XP 0.01%
Windows 7 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 49.89%
Windows 8 23.81%
Windows 10 Home 14.97%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.62%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.30%
  Italy 4.47%
  Canada 4.22%
  United Kingdom 3.83%
  France 3.30%
  Australia 2.17%
  Germany 2.08%
  India 1.07%
  Sweden 1.05%
  Spain 0.79%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  Mexico 0.73%
  Belgium 0.73%
  Brazil 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.94%
Dell 0.02%
Samsung 0.01%
Lenovo 0.01%
Toshiba 0.01%
ASUS 0.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 22.18%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 16.76%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 10.47%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 4.23%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 3.35%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 2.78%

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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