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HP updates is always running on startup

by gwingee / December 22, 2006 10:23 PM PST

I tried to click off it..but now I get the system config msg that I need to click normal startup or diag...but what it is set on is selective startup and to be honest I don't remember doing that...soooo...what do I do..I do NOT want HP updates constantly running..I have xp sp2....also, another question...I see IE 7 is out..I still have 6..but I use Mozilla 99% of the time..should I bother to download the IE7???

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(NT) Did you the disable button
by tomron / December 22, 2006 11:25 PM PST
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I'm not an XP person but
by acoxon1274 / December 22, 2006 11:33 PM PST

I would try going to the HP site and do a search on how to disable that HP update program. If I were there I would find the file that is running this program, shut it down and rename its extension to .old (this has worked for me in win98se, it may not work in XP). Msconfig has a startup tab that can be used to turn off programs at startup, but I have found that some programs can turn themselves back on (when I find this to be the case I try changing the extension so that the file stops working).

As to IE7 I have not. I have XP on a laptop and have decided not to make the update to IE7 till more of the bugs are worked out. I have a friend whose Hp scanner software stopped working when they updated to IE7. So I'm waiting

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HP Updates
by crazeebob2000 / December 23, 2006 6:35 AM PST

As for IE7,I have no use for another of Microsofts programs, and the HP thing always starting up, try this, you can disable about any thing from starting, and it's free. Starter is what you want, I pin mine to the start menu.

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Gwingee, Most Uninstall The HP Updates Utility..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 23, 2006 7:03 AM PST

It usually can be uninstalled from the Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs section.. HP Updates is NOT a required program.

Hope this helps.


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by ronc151 / December 26, 2006 10:42 PM PST

You can go to start, run and then type Msconfig. That will show what programs are starting up. Go to Startup and uncheck the box for HP Updates. You will have to restart your computer. That should solve your problem. Good Luck..

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Look at it this way...
by Willy / December 27, 2006 3:38 AM PST

No thought you have the "updates" portion set at "automatic", you can disable this feature. Look in the control panel portition, "automatic updates". At this time, many a user is getting the IE7 update plus some security ones as well. These are rather large updates, but for the most part is wise to accept. You may not use IE, but it is really necessary to get updates from HP and more importantly from MS update website as a must. Its troublesome at times but overall, just live with it, its for your benefit. To play it safe, do a "restore point" before actually do the installs.

tada -----Willy Happy

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(NT) Bravo, Willy! Right on the money! Let HP Update run!
by 09Bentley / December 31, 2006 1:46 PM PST
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