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4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #24,978
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VersionDistribution 3.98% 3.23% 0.38% 87.10% 5.31%

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HP Software Setup

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What is HP Software Setup?

This is the HP printer software installation setup software that is included with various HP printers.


HP Software Setup is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, 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 HPSoftwareSetup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 1.28 MB (1,345,767 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 12% of users of HP Software Setup come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\SWSetup\AppInstl\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{76AF1F61-BB44-4694-A0EA-C6830C8BEF41}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Software Setup

Program executable:HPSoftwareSetup.exe
Name:Hewlett-Packard Software Setup
HP Software Setup
Additional files:
  • Setup.exe - Hewlett-Packard Application Installer (Application Installer)
  • HPSoftwareSetup.exe - Hewlett-Packard Software Setup (HP Software Setup)
  • BiosConfigUtility.exe - HP System Software Manager
  • hpqnt.dll - hpqnt Dynamic Link Library
  • SSM.exe
  • cvacompg.exe
  • HPSoftwareSetupDLL.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Setup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{197D72DE-9687-4FD8-806A-9A57A994EBAA}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP Software Setup?

Quickly and completely remove HP Software Setup from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP Software Setup 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 Software Setup, 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 Software Setup.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.83%
Windows 10 5.11%
Windows Vista 4.92%
Windows XP 1.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.53%
Windows 7 Professional 34.79%
Windows 7 Starter 4.75%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.99%
Windows 10 Home 3.04%
Windows 10 Pro 1.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 12.29%
  France 9.91%
  Spain 8.99%
  Germany 8.07%
  Netherlands 5.32%
  Italy 5.14%
  Sweden 4.95%
  United Kingdom 4.95%
  Finland 3.49%
  Belgium 2.57%
  Austria 2.57%
  MA 2.39%
  South Africa 2.20%
  Czech Republic 2.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.04%
Sahara 0.38%
Compaq 0.19%
Toshiba 0.19%
Dell 0.19%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 24.18%
HP ProBook 4510s 16.12%
HP ProBook 4710s 13.24%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 12.86%
HP ProBook 4515s 5.76%
HP ProBook 4310s 4.61%

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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