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United States Rank #43,976
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VersionDistribution 70.19% 28.85% 0.96%

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Yan_Button & OSD

What is Yan_Button & OSD?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

This package provides the driver for the HP TouchSmart Button and On-Screen Display (OSD) Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) for the supported desktop models and operating systems.


Yan_Button & OSD is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named YANOSD.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 748.66 KB (766,626 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 31% of users of Yan_Button & OSD come from Mexico, it is also popular in the United States and Colombia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Yan_Button & OSD\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BA4F5E73-14AD-4416-96C4-46E0F3CE9144}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 748.66 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Yan_Button & OSD

Program executable:YANOSD.exe
YANOSD Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Yan_Button & OSD\YANOSD.exe
Additional files:
  • FastUserSwitching.exe - FastUserSwitching Application (FastUserSwitching MFC Application)
  • YANOSD.exe - YANOSD (YANOSD Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • FastUserSwitching.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Buttons & OSDs control application gen3' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Yan_Button & OSD\FastUserSwitching.exe.

How do I remove Yan_Button & OSD?

You can uninstall Yan_Button & OSD 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 Yan_Button & OSD, 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 Yan_Button & OSD.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.38%
Windows 10 8.65%
Windows XP 0.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 60.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.58%
Windows 10 Home 8.65%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.91% of installs come from Mexico
Which countries install it?
  Mexico 30.91%
  United States 18.18%
  Colombia 10.91%
  El Salvador 9.09%
  Argentina 7.27%
  Brazil 3.64%
  Chile 2.73%
  Ecuador 2.73%
  Australia 2.73%
  Guatemala 2.73%
  Costa Rica 1.82%
  India 1.82%
  Singapore 0.91%
  Panama 0.91%

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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