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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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United States Rank #36,894
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1.2.29271 86.67%
1.2.29178 13.33%

Hauppauge HD PVR Media Center Support


Hauppauge HD PVR Media Center Support is a program developed by Hauppauge Computer Works. The most used version is 1.2.29271, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 879.85 KB (900,963 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 67% of users of Hauppauge HD PVR Media Center Support come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hauppauge.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hauppauge
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\HAUPPA~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\HAUPPA~1\MediaCenterService\unMCSvc.log
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 879.85 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Hauppauge HD PVR Media Center Support

  • hcwclear.exe - HCWClear (HCWClear - clean out WinTV files and registry entries)
  • HcwMceSvc.exe - Hauppauge MCE Service
  • GetServiceData.exe - GetServiceData
  • HcwDevCentral.dll - HcwDevCentral (Hauppauge Device Central)
  • devcon.exe - SWT Driver Tool
  • UNWISE.EXE (by Symantec) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)
  • HcwDevCentralTool.exe - HcwDevCentralTool
  • HcwDevCentralWrapper.dll
  • lumarun.dll - LumaRun Dynamic Link Library (LumaRun)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HcwMceSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Hauppauge Media Center Service' (HcwMceSvc).

How do I remove Hauppauge HD PVR Media Center Support?

You can uninstall Hauppauge HD PVR Media Center Support 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 Hauppauge HD PVR Media Center Support, 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 Hauppauge HD PVR Media Center Support.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 13.33%
Windows 10 Home 3.33%
Windows 7 Starter 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.44%
  Canada 20.93%
  United Kingdom 6.98%
  Germany 2.33%
  Norway 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 13.64%
Hewlett-Packard 13.64%
Acer 13.64%
ASUS 13.64%
Intel 9.09%
Toshiba 4.55%
Samsung 4.55%
American Megatrends 4.55%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 5.00%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 5.00%
MSI MS-7680 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1003w 5.00%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.00%

About Hauppauge Computer Works

Hauppauge is US manufacturer of electronic video hardware for personal computers and is widely known for its WinTV line of TV tuner cards for PCs, Hauppauge also produces personal video recorders, digital video editors, digital media players, hybrid video recorders and digital television products.
Publisher URL: www.hauppauge.com


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