Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer (635 Views)
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Son of Spam
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Registered: ‎01-02-2008
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Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer

It seems every time I turn on my computer HP's Automatic Updates keep downloading (supposedly). This process routinely eats up more than 10-20 percent of my resources and continues indefinitely until I CTRL-ALT-DELETE and end it.

I was once told that since I had kept stopping the process, I should just let the updates run concurrently until they're all downloaded.

I tried this once, to no avail: it just hangs and slows or freezes my computer.

Do I REALLY need these; where can I download the updates IN BULK; and how do I permanently shut it off?

Thanks!
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dmhoo29
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Re: Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer

People here say you need them and others say no.
I would go to ADD/REMOVE and uninstall the HP updates program.
You can get updates using Microsoft updates.
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the.ronin
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Registered: ‎04-04-2008
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Re: Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer

Or better yet, get a clean version of your OS and use the key on the sticker on your computer.

I can't stand the useless apps HP and others force on consumers. I won't even get into "Code Purple" ...
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Son of Spam
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Re: Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer

Well, I've uninstalled HP Automatic Updates.

I haven't yet restarted my computer.

I usually use Firefox, but I was trying to surf using IE because the particular website (Toronto Public Library) doesn't seem to accept Firefox.

Nonetheless: when I try to access the site using IE, I get the following message:

Windows - No Disk

Exception Processing Message
c00000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 475b6bf9C
75bgbf9c

Have I screwed up my computer or do I just have to wait for a restart.

I'm concerned I may screw things up even further with a restart.

HELP! :oD
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dmhoo29
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Re: Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer

What is the model number? What O.S. are you using?
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Son of Spam
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Re: Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer

I'm using the HP Media Center PC m7060n.

I use Windows XP.
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Devoe Steele
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Registered: ‎04-28-2008
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Re: Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer

Personaly I dont recomend uninstalling HP update, just disableing it, removeing it from "Scheduled Tasks"~if there~, and then from the "startup list" in Systems Configuration Utility.
But uninstalling updates program should have no bearing on windows.
Did you have your other programs closed before you attempted the uninstall?

Did the program uninstaller say, "Reboot to finish the uninstall"?
If so one should reboot before continuing busness as usual, and starting other programs such as IE.
A reboot may very well correct the sitaution where as opening more and more programs in an attempt to discover if there is a problem, may compound it.
Try rebooting to safe mode, if the system loads, you'll have a better chance of discovering if a problem exist, troubleshooting, and correcting it from there.
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dmhoo29
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Re: Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer

You can always reinstall the application using application recovery.
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Cheryl G.
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Re: Unending HP Updates Slow Down My Computer

Remove HP Updates and reboot.It is pretty much useless_as you can see from your models page HP has not released a driver update since 2006.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=459895〈=en
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