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Should I remove HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #501
United States Rank #247
Reach 1.3046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.24 days
184.16 days >
Average installed length: 96.76 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 0.25% 27.07% 0.04% 19.55% 0.37% 0.40% 16.76% 0.04% 19.11% 2.57% 13.16% 0.65% 0.01%

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HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics

What is HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics?

This program contains the HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics bootable CD image for the supported models that are running a supported operating system.


HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 disccreation.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 7.78 MB (8,161,191 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 Vision Hardware Diagnostics come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics\Executive\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D79A02E9-6713-4335-9668-AAC7474C0C0E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics

Program executable:disccreation.exe
Name:HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics
HP Diagnostics Disc Creation
Path:C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp vision hardware diagnostics\disccreation\disccreation.exe
Additional files:
  • bmapi.dll (by Broadcom) - Broadcom Management Application Programming Interface
  • configuration.exe
  • cpqdfw.sys
  • storelib.dll (by LSI Logic) - StoreLib
  • cqcpu.sys

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • disccreation.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A0A3531C-4889-4B13-891F-95E7B1DD1F2E}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics?

You can uninstall HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics 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 Vision Hardware Diagnostics, 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 Vision Hardware Diagnostics.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.79%
Windows 10 12.89%
Windows XP 0.30%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.70%
Windows 10 Home 9.98%
Windows 7 Professional 9.84%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.64%
Windows 10 Pro 1.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.15%
  Canada 3.49%
  France 2.85%
  United Kingdom 2.65%
  Germany 2.25%
  Italy 1.45%
  Australia 1.27%
  Sweden 0.81%
  Mexico 0.81%
  Spain 0.74%
  Belgium 0.68%
  Netherlands 0.67%
  Brazil 0.63%
  Switzerland 0.36%

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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