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What does the HPQWMI.exe file do?

The HPQWMI.exe process is also known as hpqwmi Module and is a part of hpqwmi Module or, as the case may be, HP Pavillion (Version zv6000 User Guides). This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com) or, as the case may be, Hewlett Packard Company (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of HPQWMI.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about HPQWMI.exe hpqwmi Module

HPQWMI.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file HPQWMI.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 98,304 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 94,208 bytes.
The HPQWMI file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 42% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves HPQWMI.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about HPQWMI?

it's from HP.
the HP Pavillion, not harmfull at all
irena
HP note books
G/guy
HPQWMI.exe is a process which is bundled alongside HP hardware and provides additional diagnostics functionality for their range of products. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated. (further information...)
Bobby
hpqwmi.exe is a process which is bundled alongside HP hardware and provides additional diagnostics functionality for their range of products. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
espion

Summary: 7 users judge HPQWMI.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted HPQWMI.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall hpqwmi Module or HP Pavillion

To remove hpqwmi Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate hpqwmi Module or HP Pavillion in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if HPQWMI.exe (hpqwmi Module) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of hpqwmi Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hpqwmi Module or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or HPQWMI.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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