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Should I remove HP TouchSmart Background - Beats?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,402
United States Rank #1,950
Reach 0.1647%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.03 days
236.90 days >
Average installed length: 124.47 days


VersionDistribution 96.46% 3.54%

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HP TouchSmart Background - Beats

What is HP TouchSmart Background - Beats?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Hear what you’ve been missing. Beats Audio™ delivers a studio-quality sound that is an HP exclusive. You’ll hear music the way the artist intended whether you’re using the TouchSmart PC’s integrated speakers or if you’re plugged into the audio out jack.


HP TouchSmart Background - Beats 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 programs's main executable is SmartCenter.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 23.44 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 120.5 MB (126,356,835 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 80% of users of HP TouchSmart Background - Beats come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shopping.hp.com/touchsmart
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6A6F8D36-04BA-41E9-9004-1789BD545874}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 120.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP TouchSmart Background - Beats

Program executable:SmartCenter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter\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
  • AppSettingsStore.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Hp.TouchSmart.UI.Model.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Hp.TouchSmart.UI.XmlSerializers.dll
  • SmartCenter.XmlSerializers.dll

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 'Magic Canvas' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\SmartCenter\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 Background - Beats?

You can uninstall HP TouchSmart Background - Beats 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 Background - Beats, 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 Background - Beats.

Win 7 (SP1) 93%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.98%
Windows 10 4.74%
Windows XP 0.25%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 86.09%
Windows 7 Professional 6.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.04%
Windows 10 Home 1.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.21%
Windows 8 Pro 0.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.90%
  Canada 3.16%
  France 2.38%
  Germany 2.20%
  United Kingdom 2.14%
  Australia 2.00%
  Switzerland 0.69%
  Italy 0.57%
  Japan 0.51%
  Spain 0.45%
  Sweden 0.43%
  Singapore 0.41%
  Belgium 0.41%
  DK 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.63%
Dell 0.09%
American Megatrends 0.09%
Acer 0.06%
Lenovo 0.03%
ASUS 0.03%
Gateway 0.03%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard h8-1360t 7.90%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1234 5.23%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1380t 4.80%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1235 4.67%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1214 4.29%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1224 3.91%

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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