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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #5,372
Reach 0.0750%


2.0.2 84.70%
1.0.7 15.30%

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HP Tone Control

What is HP Tone Control?

This package provides the HP Tone Control Utility (for Bass/Treble) for the supported notebook/laptop models and operating systems.


HP Tone Control is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is 2.0.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 3 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 54% of users of HP Tone Control come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hptonecontrol
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9207D4A1-586E-49CA-A002-FC9F475AB1A3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Tone Control

  • hptonectl.exe - HP Tone Control (Tone Control)
  • hpaudctl.dll - HPAUDCTL
  • hpkbdctl.dll - HPKBDCTL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hptonectl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HPToneControl' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HPToneControl\HPTonectl.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020546926%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00176932%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028537%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,350
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:34.83 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove HP Tone Control?

Quickly and completely remove HP Tone Control from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP Tone Control 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 Tone Control, 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 Tone Control.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.28%
Windows 8 6.53%
Windows XP 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.70%
Windows 7 Professional 6.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.13%
Windows 10 Home 3.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.05%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.76%
  Canada 4.65%
  Australia 4.50%
  United Kingdom 3.91%
  France 3.17%
  Germany 2.88%
  Italy 2.73%
  Netherlands 1.99%
  DK 1.84%
  Switzerland 1.62%
  India 1.47%
  Brazil 1.33%
  Belgium 1.25%
  Spain 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.02%
Dell 0.49%
Acer 0.20%
ASUS 0.20%
Sahara 0.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 43.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 25.12%
HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook ... 14.77%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.68%
HP HDX16 Notebook PC 2.40%
HP Envy 15 Notebook PC 1.73%

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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