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Should I remove Vista Default Settings?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,791
United States Rank #16,450
Reach 0.0440%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.20 days
301.02 days >
Average installed length: 158.17 days


VersionDistribution 9.34%
1.00 C2 29.53%
1.00 B1 0.92%
1.00 A1 15.80% 1.96% 13.49% 20.76% 8.19%

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Vista Default Settings


Vista Default Settings is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is 1.00 c2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 832 KB (851,968 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 16% of users of Vista Default Settings come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Vista Default Settings\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{12D61C9C-5E84-47F0-BD81-A48DF61A86D7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 832 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Vista Default Settings

  • hpqnt.dll - hpqnt Dynamic Link Library
  • CpqsetVer.exe - Hewlett-Packard CpqsetVer (CpqsetVer)
  • Cpqset.exe

How do I remove Vista Default Settings?

You can uninstall Vista Default Settings 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 Vista Default Settings, 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 Vista Default Settings.

Win Vista (SP2) 75%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 93.43%
Windows 7 5.77%
Windows 10 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Basic 45.38%
Windows Vista Business 34.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.05%
Windows 7 Professional 1.96%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.14%
  United Kingdom 10.08%
  Italy 8.34%
  Germany 8.23%
  France 6.72%
  Spain 5.53%
  Netherlands 4.66%
  Finland 4.55%
  Sweden 4.55%
  Czech Republic 3.03%
  Poland 2.49%
  Belgium 2.38%
  Austria 1.84%
  Greece 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.77%
ASUS 0.12%
Dell 0.12%
Common models
HP Compaq 6720s 16.50%
HP Compaq 6735s 11.19%
HP Compaq 6730s 9.37%
HP 550 7.83%
HP 530 Notebook PC 6.43%
HP Compaq 6830s 5.87%

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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