HP Update HP Update

A way to uninstall HP Update from your PC

HP Update is a computer program. This page contains details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It was developed for Windows by Hewlett-Packard. Further information on Hewlett-Packard can be seen here. Please open if you want to read more on HP Update on Hewlett-Packard's web page. Usually the HP Update program is found in the C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update directory, depending on the user's option during setup. MsiExec.exe /X{2EFA4E4C-7B5F-48F7-A1C0-1AA882B7A9C3} is the full command line if you want to uninstall HP Update. hpwucli.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 626.73 KB (641776 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are part of HP Update. They occupy an average of 675.47 KB (691680 bytes) on disk.

  • hpwucli.exe (626.73 KB)
  • hpwuschd2.exe (48.73 KB)

The information on this page is only about version of HP Update. Click on the links below for other HP Update versions:

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If you are manually uninstalling HP Update we advise you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall HP Update from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwucli.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C4E4AFE2F5B77F841A0CA18A287B9A3C
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2EFA4E4C-7B5F-48F7-A1C0-1AA882B7A9C3}

Additional registry values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C4E4AFE2F5B77F841A0CA18A287B9A3C\ProductName

A way to uninstall HP Update from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

HP Update is a program by Hewlett-Packard. Frequently, computer users choose to uninstall this application. This can be easier said than done because performing this manually requires some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best EASY way to uninstall HP Update is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find HP Update or simply activate the Search feature and type in "HP Update". If it is installed on your PC the HP Update app will be found very quickly. When you click HP Update in the list of programs, some information about the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about HP Update, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for HP Update:

  • The publisher is: http://www.hp.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{2EFA4E4C-7B5F-48F7-A1C0-1AA882B7A9C3}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove HP Update.
Uninstall HP Update

8. After removing HP Update, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong HP Update which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling HP Update using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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This page is not a recommendation to uninstall HP Update by Hewlett-Packard from your PC, we are not saying that HP Update by Hewlett-Packard is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall HP Update in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 14:55:44.113