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Should I remove HP Setup Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #249
United States Rank #127
Reach 2.3192%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.13 days
298.98 days >
Average installed length: 157.09 days


1.2.15145.3905 11.93%
1.2.14901.3869 24.42%
1.1.13880.3792 9.64%
1.1.13476.3753 10.13%
1.1.13416.3737 0.01%
1.1.13253.3682 19.09%
1.1.13231.3673 4.30%
1.1.13155.3599 1.21%
1.0.12845.3522 5.66%
1.0.12844.3519 13.63%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

HP Setup Manager

What is HP Setup Manager?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP Setup Manager helps you setup and explore some of the features included on your computer. It guides you step-by-step and provides direct links to important HP and Windows applications.


HP Setup Manager is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 1.2.14901.3869, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 hpDST.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 3.38 MB (3,542,014 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 72% of users of HP Setup Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Setup Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AE856388-AFAD-4753-81DF-D96B19D0A17C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Setup Manager

Program executable:hpDST.exe
Name:Setup Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Setup Manager\hpDST.exe
Additional files:
  • TouchPointWrapper.exe - TouchPointWrapper
  • UniversalLauncher.dll - UniversalLauncher
  • ExceptionHandler.dll - ExceptionHandler
  • hpDST.exe - Setup Manager
  • CeeWriter.dll - CeeWriter
  • Utilities.dll - Utilities
  • Accessories.dll - Accessories
  • Warranty.dll - Warranty
  • Printer.dll - Printer
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • Interop.HelpPane.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'HelpPane'.
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hpDST.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D01F1711-DBA6-4BCB-AABC-8EEF383F4D5B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP Setup Manager?

You can uninstall HP Setup Manager 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 Setup Manager, 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 Setup Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.59%
Windows 10 12.21%
Windows XP 0.20%
Windows Vista 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 79.64%
Windows 10 Home 10.13%
Windows 7 Professional 2.98%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.77%
Windows 7 Starter 1.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.29%
  Canada 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  France 2.86%
  Italy 2.12%
  Germany 1.76%
  Australia 1.58%
  Spain 0.98%
  Brazil 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.88%
  Mexico 0.88%
  Belgium 0.74%
  Sweden 0.73%
  India 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.91%
Dell 0.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 19.15%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 17.46%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 12.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 11.86%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.91%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.22%

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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