HP Update HP Update

A guide to uninstall HP Update from your computer

This info is about HP Update for Windows. Below you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. The Windows release was created by Hewlett-Packard. More info about Hewlett-Packard can be read here. You can see more info related to HP Update at . The application is usually placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update folder. Keep in mind that this location can vary depending on the user's choice. You can uninstall HP Update by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{74DC0593-6BC6-4001-AD5F-D810AFB68D86}. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. HP Update's main file takes about 619.55 KB (634424 bytes) and is called hpwucli.exe.

HP Update contains of the executables below. They occupy 672.85 KB (689000 bytes) on disk.

  • hpwucli.exe (619.55 KB)
  • hpwuschd2.exe (53.30 KB)

The current page applies to HP Update version only. For other HP Update versions please click below:

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Following the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Some of these are shown below.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall HP Update from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall HP Update:
  • C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwucli.exe
  • C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
  • C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.dll

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3950CD476CB61004DAF58D01FA6BD868
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{74DC0593-6BC6-4001-AD5F-D810AFB68D86}

Open regedit.exe to remove the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\3950CD476CB61004DAF58D01FA6BD868\ProductName

How to uninstall HP Update with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

HP Update is a program offered by the software company Hewlett-Packard. Some users try to uninstall this application. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because doing this by hand requires some knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best SIMPLE solution 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate HP Update or simply click the Search field and type in "HP Update". If it is installed on your PC the HP Update app will be found automatically. Notice that when you click HP Update in the list of programs, some information regarding the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding HP Update, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for HP Update:

  • The web site of the application is: http://www.hp.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{74DC0593-6BC6-4001-AD5F-D810AFB68D86}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove HP Update.
Uninstall HP Update

8. After removing HP Update, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong HP Update which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling HP Update with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

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


The text above is not a recommendation to remove HP Update by Hewlett-Packard from your computer, nor are we saying that HP Update by Hewlett-Packard is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove HP Update in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 22:30:25.560