HP Support Assistant

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by JerryM, Dec 21, 2010.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    My desktop is an HP. It came with HP Support Assistant installed. It updates from time to time, but I don't really know what it does. I am sure I am not the only one with an HP computer.

    What does HPA do, and is it useful?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Getting it now. Thanks. ;)
     
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    I like the changes in the GUI. :) A lot cleaner now! :thumb:
     
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    Not bad. :)
     
  7. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks for the help. I also got the update this AM.
    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    yea got it too..pretty good
     
  9. xMarkx

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    Hello,

    I just purchased my first HP computer a few days ago. It came with HP Support Assistant (as well as over a dozen other HP programs), and I assumed it was bloatware. What does this program do that makes it worthwhile keeping it installed?

    Regards,

    Mark
     
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    I uninstalled it along with the other HP stuff when I got my Win7 laptop.


    Personal choice really.
     
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    Mark, as stapp aptly stated it, it's a personal choice. I kept it because I like its update notifications of audio and video card drivers applicable to my PC. Also, I like the weekly Health Analysis and monthly Tune-up features. The Troubleshoot section displays lots of info & specs in a simple-to-access interface. And perhaps the most important consideration of all, it uses very little system resources (see below) so it's a keeper for me. Your mileage may vary. ;)

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