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1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 18.18% 63.64% 18.18%

Hardware Updater


Hardware Updater is a software program developed by Turning Technologies. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 13.44 MB (14,095,567 bytes). The installed file HIDFirmwareUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 95% of users of Hardware Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.turningtechnologies.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Turning Technologies\Hardware Updater\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{32BD9AA8-A785-4D23-9B4D-66360BA9B2B5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hardware Updater

  • HIDFirmwareUpdater.exe - HIDFirmwareUpdater
  • LangInst.exe - LangInst
  • FTD2XXUN.EXE (by FTDI) - FTDI FTD2XX Drivers (FTD2XX Uninstaller for Windows 2000)
  • Hardware Updater.exe - Hardware Updater
  • TurningUpdater.exe - TurningUpdater
  • RCXR-01.dll (by Responsive Innovations) - RCXR-01
  • FTDIComms.dll (by Responsive Innovations) - FTDI (FTDIComms)
  • RCAW.dll - RCAW
  • ChilkatDotNet.dll
  • HIDBootLoader.exe
  • RIDevice.dll
  • RIFirmwareUpdater.exe

How do I remove Hardware Updater?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 8 27%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows 8 27.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Windows 8.1 18.18%
Windows 7 Enterprise 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 10 Home 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.74%
  France 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 27.27%
Dell 18.18%
Lenovo 18.18%
Acer 18.18%
Toshiba 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L55... 9.09%
LENOVO 4237W17 9.09%
LENOVO 20270 9.09%
HP ProBook 6560b 9.09%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 9.09%
Dell XPS 8300 9.09%


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