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Should I remove TOSHIBA Hardware Setup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,543
United States Rank #1,069
Reach 0.4410%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.53 days
458.19 days >
Average installed length: 240.74 days


VersionDistribution 2.04% 25.15% 0.28% 1.33% 0.68% 0.39% 0.61% 18.01% 4.61%
2.00.11 0.21%
2.00.09 0.01%
2.00.08 24.26%
2.00.07 0.58%
2.00.06 9.80%
2.00.05SEV 0.09%
2.00.05 0.49%
2.00.04STV 0.48%
2.00.04SEV 0.03%
2.00.03STV 0.05%
2.00.03SEV 0.05%
2.00.03PLV 0.01%
2.00.03MWM 0.08%
2.00.03 1.58%
2.00.02MWM 0.47%

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TOSHIBA Hardware Setup

What is TOSHIBA Hardware Setup?

The TOSHIBA HWSetup program is a tool that allows you to configure your computer. The TOSHIBA HWSetup utility is an application designed in to provide a simple means of managing and configuring some installed TOSHIBA hardware on TOSHIBA laptops. The utility enables you to choose the internal LCD or the external monitor to be used at system startup as well as the boot priority. With HWSetup programs users can activate the 'Wake-up on Keyboard' feature and also customize the USB settings. If this utility or feature is not installed on your computer, you can verify if it is available for your specific model under "Downloads" on the TOSHIBA support web site (support.toshiba.com). Not all utilities are available for every model and operating system. When installing any utilities, install the TOSHIBA Value Added Package first.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version.

TOSHIBA Hardware Setup 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.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Toshiba PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.csd.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Hardware Setup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{C4FFA951-9678-4D51-84B4-AFD15D3C45AD} /l1033

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA Hardware Setup


How do I remove TOSHIBA Hardware Setup?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA Hardware Setup 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 TOSHIBA Hardware Setup, 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 TOSHIBA Hardware Setup.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.18%
Windows Vista 37.41%
Windows 10 6.29%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 30.03%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.45%
Windows 10 Home 5.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.90%
Windows 7 Professional 1.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.35%
  United Kingdom 6.13%
  Germany 3.39%
  Canada 3.11%
  France 2.97%
  Australia 2.41%
  Italy 1.22%
  Spain 1.13%
  Portugal 0.85%
  Saudi Arabia 0.82%
  Mexico 0.59%
  Netherlands 0.54%
  Japan 0.52%
  Poland 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.45%
Dell 0.18%
Hewlett-Packard 0.15%
Acer 0.12%
ASUS 0.11%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 13.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 10.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 6.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 5.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 3.05%


Toshiba electronics, electrical equipment and information technology corporation that is a diversified manufacturer of electrical products, spanning information and communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, Internet-based solutions and services, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances.
Publisher URL: www.toshiba.com


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