How to Uninstall HP Active Support Library

by Tyson Cliffton

The HP Active Support Library is a suite of software tools installed on HP computers running Windows Vista. These tools allow you to monitor the health of your computer, but they require a considerable amount of your system resources, which slows down your PC. Some or all of the software's functionality may be replicated by applications you have already installed on the computer, such as antivirus software. If you use your computer heavily in your business and it seems to be running slower, uninstalling the HP Active Support Library is one way to free up system resources and possibly speed up your machine.

Click the Windows orb on your desktop to open the Start menu.

Click "Control Panel" on the right side of the Start menu. The Control Panel window opens.

Click "Uninstall a Program" under Programs. A dialog box opens and displays a list of programs installed on your computer.

Scroll down until you locate HP Active Support Library in the list of programs.

Click on "HP Active Support Library" to select it, then click the "Uninstall" button at the top of the program list.

Click "Yes" when prompted to confirm that you want to uninstall the HP Active Support Library. Windows will begin removing the software from your computer and a box will open displaying the progress of the removal operation.

Click "Reboot" to restart your computer when prompted to do so. After your PC has rebooted, the removal of the HP Active Support Library is complete.


About the Author

Tyson Cliffton has been writing professionally since 2001. His work has been published at and Cliffton earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in management and leadership from Webster University.

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