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Should I remove HP System Default Settings?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,384
United States Rank #1,589
Reach 0.4938%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.03 days
531.82 days >
Average installed length: 279.43 days


3.5.1 0.09%
3.2.1 0.20%
3.1.3 0.07%
3.1.2 0.04%
3.1.1 0.14%
2.7.1 8.51%
2.6.1 22.29% 11.28% 4.32% 10.37% 3.85%
2.2.3 4.61%
2.2.1 2.61%
2.1.4 0.04%
2.1.3 1.99%
2.1.2 11.59%
2.1.1 3.24%
2.0.3 1.58%
2.0.1 3.88%
1.4.1 1.68%
1.3.2 2.73% 0.01% 0.03% 0.46% 0.01% 0.28%
1.1.1 0.02% 0.68% 3.35%
1.0.1 0.04%

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HP System Default Settings

What is HP System Default Settings?

System Default Settings is an InstallShield program that allows users to restore the default Power Managment settings in the registry.


HP System Default Settings is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 2.6.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named HPDefSet.dll. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.6 MB (1,681,408 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 43% of users of HP System Default Settings come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

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\HP System Default Settings\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D2A2E5CD-801A-4B8D-8119-F79449A09B67}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP System Default Settings

Program module:HPDefSet.dll
Name:HP System Default Settings
HP System Default Settings DLL
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP System Default Settings\HPDefSet.dll
  • HPDefSet.dll - HP System Default Settings (HP System Default Settings DLL)

How do I remove HP System Default Settings?

You can uninstall HP System Default Settings 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 System Default Settings, 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 System Default Settings.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.48%
Windows 10 24.38%
Windows Vista 0.07%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 59.05%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.24%
Windows 10 Pro 7.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.95%
Windows 8 3.19%
Windows 8.1 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.53%
  France 4.18%
  Germany 3.44%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Czech Republic 2.91%
  United Kingdom 2.81%
  Italy 2.49%
  Canada 1.99%
  Norway 1.98%
  Sweden 1.87%
  Belgium 1.76%
  Australia 1.46%
  South Africa 1.39%
  Switzerland 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.37%
Acer 0.25%
Dell 0.24%
Lenovo 0.06%
ASUS 0.03%
Intel 0.02%
American Megatrends 0.01%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 14.29%
HP ProBook 4540s 11.21%
HP ProBook 450 G1 5.11%
HP ProBook 450 G2 4.38%
HP ProBook 4730s 3.65%
HP ProBook 6560b 2.74%

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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