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What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #85
United States Rank #67
Reach 4.6703%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.93 days
204.40 days >
Average installed length: 107.39 days


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HP Registration Service

What is HP Registration Service?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Registration of your HP Care Pack is separate and different from registration of your HP product. Registering your HP Care Pack activates your extended service plan. Registering your HP product provides other important benefits.


HP Registration Service is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 1.0.5976.4186, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named HPRegistrationService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 2.26 MB (2,368,505 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While about 65% of users of HP Registration Service come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on HP PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
HP like most PC manufacturers engage in the pre-installation of various types of bloat and trialware. Recently, HP released a new service when purchasing a PC (typically for business customers) called HP Premier Image.
  • 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.Hewlett-Packard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Registration Service\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E4D6CCF2-0AAF-4B9C-9DE5-893EDC9B4BAA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Registration Service

Program executable:HPRegistrationService.exe
Name:HP Registration Service
Signed by:Hewlett-Packard Company
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Registration Service\HPRegistrationService.exe
Additional files:
  • HPRegistrationService.exe - HP Registration Service
  • HPServiceHelper.exe - HP Service Helper
  • RegDataUtil.exe - RegDataUtil
  • HPMetrics.exe - HPMetrics
  • BackgroundCopyManager1_5.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'BackgroundCopyManager1_5'.
  • BackgroundCopyManager.DLL - Assembly imported from type library BackgroundCopyManager
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.Logging.dll - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Logging Provider

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • RegDataUtil.exe is scheduled as a task named 'CRMTaskReminder'.
  • HPMetrics.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MetricsReminder'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • RegDataUtil.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CRMTaskReminder.
  • HPMetrics.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MetricsReminder.
  • HPRegistrationService.exe runs as a service named 'HP Registration Service' (HPRegistrationSvc).

How do I remove HP Registration Service?

You can uninstall HP Registration Service 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 Registration Service, 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 Registration Service.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.99%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 43.39%
Windows 10 Home 29.17%
Windows 8 12.82%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.58%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.71%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.24%
  Italy 6.11%
  United Kingdom 5.16%
  France 3.27%
  Canada 2.96%
  Germany 1.93%
  Australia 1.67%
  India 1.02%
  Netherlands 0.98%
  Spain 0.89%
  Mexico 0.82%
  Sweden 0.70%
  Belgium 0.61%
  Brazil 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.96%
Intel 0.03%
Dell 0.00%
Acer 0.00%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 10.80%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 10.46%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.71%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 6.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.17%
HP HP Notebook 5.21%

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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