What is a .CPQ File And How To Open It – Compaq

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Have you came across a file with the .cpq extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .cpq file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .CPQ file?

The .CPQ file extension stands for Compaq OEM Disc Configuration File. It was developed by Compaq. The file has the text format, and it is a system related files.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .cpq file on 1 platform.

How to open a .CPQ file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CPQ file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CPQ file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .cpq file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Notepad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CPQ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Notepad software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CPQ file?

If you cannot open the .CPQ file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CPQ file.cpr – Steinberg Media Technologies, .cpr – Microsoft, .cpr – Adobe Systems, .cps – hardWIRED, .cps – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CPQ file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows.