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Should I remove HP TouchSmart?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,284
United States Rank #2,567
Reach 0.1244%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.65 days
520.53 days >
Average installed length: 273.50 days


VersionDistribution 6.12% 25.79% 1.88% 9.83% 0.08% 3.30% 22.24% 2.00% 14.52% 0.29% 1.80%
2.8.413.0 3.84%
2.8.409.0 1.31%
2.8.408.0 0.16%
2.5.312.0 0.65%
2.5.311.0 2.53% 1.18% 2.24% 0.24%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

HP TouchSmart

What is HP TouchSmart?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

The stunning good looks of our HP All-in-One PCs is only the beginning. These PCs are high on style and performance. They boast fast processors, excellent HD1 displays, and energy-efficient features. Setup is easy. Just plug it in and you’re ready to go—no cables, no clutter.


HP TouchSmart is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 SmartCenter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 65.37 MB (68,542,870 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 76% of users of HP TouchSmart come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1502291B-3C1B-4781-99F8-9D6D8C650588}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 65.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP TouchSmart

Program executable:SmartCenter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter 2.0\SmartCenter.exe
Additional files:
  • Hp.TouchSmart.UI.Model.dll - Hp.TouchSmart.UI.Model
  • RegisterSmartCenterApp.exe - RegisterSmartCenterApp
  • DesktopWindowManager.dll - DesktopWindowManager
  • TSHostedAppLauncher.exe - SmartCenter Launcher
  • Hp.TouchSmart.UI.dll - Hp.TouchSmart.UI
  • ShellDragDropLib.dll - ShellDragDropLib
  • VolumeEndPoint.dll - VolumeEndPoint
  • TSUninstaller.exe - TSUninstaller
  • Win32Interop.dll - Win32Interop
  • Win7TouchAPI.dll - Win7TouchAPI
  • AppSettingsStore.dll - SmartCenter (SmartCenter settings store)
  • SmartCenter.exe
  • IconLib.dll - IconLib

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SmartCenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{485B956D-303F-41C7-91A7-1F9D18C6A29E}' (runs on registration).
  • TSHostedAppLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{349E1793-6103-49A7-99E8-4A73D0F3680E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SmartCenter.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HPSmartCenterBoot' and executes as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter 2.0\SmartCenter.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000409320%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001680%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002413%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,335
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:21 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove HP TouchSmart?

You can uninstall HP TouchSmart 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 TouchSmart, 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 TouchSmart.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.56%
Windows 10 10.60%
Windows Vista 10.40%
Windows XP 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.33%
Windows 10 Home 7.46%
Windows 7 Professional 4.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.66%
Windows 10 Pro 0.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  Australia 2.89%
  United Kingdom 2.81%
  Canada 2.78%
  France 2.26%
  Italy 1.32%
  Spain 1.27%
  Mexico 0.85%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  Germany 0.69%
  Brazil 0.61%
  Argentina 0.52%
  Belgium 0.50%
  New Zealand 0.39%

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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