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Should I remove HP Utility Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #689
United States Rank #534
Reach 0.9930%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.37 days
99.40 days >
Average installed length: 52.23 days


2.0.2 0.19%
1.0.8 35.05%
1.0.7 64.76%

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HP Utility Center

What is HP Utility Center?

This program provides the HP Utility Center for supported notebook models running supported operating systems. HP Utility Center provides a location to launch preinstalled HP features.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 1.0.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is HPPU.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 3.9 MB (4,093,503 bytes).

HP Utility Center is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Hewlett-Packard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Utility Center\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0C57987A-A03A-4B95-A309-D23F78F406CA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Utility Center

Program executable:HPPU.exe
Name:HP Premium Utilities
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Utility Center\HPPU.exe
Additional files:
  • HPPU.exe - HP Premium Utilities
  • CustomIni.exe - CustomIni
  • ReadBeats.exe
  • ShortCut.vbs
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp100d.dll (by Microsoft)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • msvcr100d.dll

How do I remove HP Utility Center?

You can uninstall HP Utility Center 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 Utility Center, 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 Utility Center.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.99%
Windows XP 0.01%
Windows 7 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 44.17%
Windows 8 32.48%
Windows 10 Home 12.31%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.28%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.91%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.78%
  Italy 5.68%
  United Kingdom 5.64%
  France 3.04%
  Canada 2.87%
  Australia 1.45%
  Germany 1.43%
  India 1.10%
  Mexico 0.97%
  Brazil 0.89%
  Netherlands 0.83%
  Belgium 0.76%
  Spain 0.74%
  Sweden 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.99%
ASUS 0.01%
Dell 0.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 22.37%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 16.38%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 11.47%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 7.05%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 6.26%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 5.99%

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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Rolandover a year ago
Oops. I meant that I intend to keep HP Utilities and would like to move it to my Start page.
user comment
Rolandover a year ago
It's a helpful & useful bundle that I intend to keep but I'd like to move it to my Start page with the other HP utilities.