How to Remove the HP Toolbox

Written by christopher hanson
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The HP Toolbox is a piece of software intended to automate the configuration of Hewlett Packard hardware. It is often included on the installation disk that comes with HP hardware, such as printers and scanners. It is also pre-loaded on many HP computers. The HP Toolbox can be useful in system configuration and is particularly valuable to users who seek a point-and-click solution to hardware installation. The HP Toolbox often becomes problematic. It displays errors unnecessarily and is often the cause of the errors that it is intended to prevent, which is why you may want to remove it.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start" then "My Computer."

  2. 2

    Double-click the hard drive icon (usually labelled "C:\") then double-click "System."

  3. 3

    Delete "HPPROPTY.EXE" Right-click the file name and select "Delete." A dialogue box will appear. Click "OK."

  4. 4

    Restart the computer.

Tips and warnings

  • Other files are created by the HP Toolbox. It is not advisable to attempt to remove these files manually, as it may cause system errors. There also are registry points that may cause errors if they are deleted. Run the Windows disk cleanup utility regularly. It deletes old and unused files. Eventually it will clear out most of the remnants of the HP Toolbox.

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