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How to uninstall HP Update from your PC

HP Update is a software application. This page is comprised of details on how to uninstall it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by Hewlett-Packard. Further information on Hewlett-Packard can be seen here. You can read more about on HP Update at . The application is often installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update directory (same installation drive as Windows). MsiExec.exe /X{2EFA4E4C-7B5F-48F7-A1C0-1AA882B7A9C3} is the full command line if you want to uninstall HP Update. hpwucli.exe is the HP Update's main executable file and it occupies close to 626.05 KB (641080 bytes) on disk.

HP Update installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 674.11 KB (690288 bytes) on disk.

  • hpwucli.exe (626.05 KB)
  • hpwuschd2.exe (48.05 KB)

This page is about HP Update version only. Click on the links below for other HP Update versions:

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

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update

The files below remain on your disk by HP Update when you uninstall it:
  • 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
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{2EFA4E4C-7B5F-48F7-A1C0-1AA882B7A9C3}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • 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}

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C4E4AFE2F5B77F841A0CA18A287B9A3C\ProductName

How to delete HP Update using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

HP Update is an application marketed by Hewlett-Packard. Some users want to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is hard because removing this manually takes some skill related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best QUICK practice 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 already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows PC.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find HP Update or simply activate the Search feature and type in "HP Update". If it exists on your system the HP Update program will be found automatically. Notice that after you click HP Update in the list of apps, some information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding HP Update, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for HP Update:

  • The software company is: http://www.hp.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{2EFA4E4C-7B5F-48F7-A1C0-1AA882B7A9C3}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove HP Update.
Uninstall HP Update

8. After removing HP Update, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of HP Update which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing HP Update using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Software Application


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall HP Update by Hewlett-Packard from your computer, we are not saying that HP Update by Hewlett-Packard is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall HP Update supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-18 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:50:56.253