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4% remove it96% keep it
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Sony USB Driver

What is Sony USB Driver?

The Sony USB Device Driver is the software driver for the Sony USB. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the Sony support website.


The main program executable is Sonyhcp.dll. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 831.96 KB (851,932 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Drivers\SonyUSB
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5
Estimated size: 831.96 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Sony USB Driver

Program module:Sonyhcp.dll
Additional files:
  • sonyhcb.sys - Sony Digital Imaging Video
  • sonyhcc.sys
  • sonyhcs.sys
  • SONYHCY.DLL - Sony Digital Imaging
  • Sonyhcp.dll

How do I remove Sony USB Driver?

You can uninstall Sony USB Driver 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 Sony USB Driver, 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 Sony USB Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.36%
Windows Vista 23.50%
Windows XP 15.88%
Windows 10 13.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.14%
Windows 7 Professional 7.06%
Windows 10 Home 4.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.45%
  Germany 6.74%
  United Kingdom 5.70%
  Canada 4.24%
  France 4.19%
  Italy 3.26%
  Spain 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.09%
  Brazil 2.03%
  Australia 1.80%
  Belgium 1.57%
  India 1.10%
  Iran 1.05%
  Sweden 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.60%
Dell 26.35%
Acer 13.48%
Toshiba 11.55%
Intel 3.97%
American Megatrends 3.49%
ASUS 3.13%
Sahara 1.56%
Samsung 1.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.73%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.09%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.51%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.92%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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