04-01-2010 05:20 PM
I haven't seen this asked before and I just got my laptop last weekend so I figure I'll throw in... short of uninstalling the HP Advisor software, which I'm considering, how to you get the friggin' dock out of the startup? I HATE it, I don't use it, I don't want it cluttering up my desktop and I should be given the option to turn it off.
Any one who can help would be my hero! I'm using a dv6 notebook.
Thanks a bunch!
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04-03-2010 12:13 PM
Go to Start/Control Panel/System and Security/Administrative tools and choose System Configuration. On the window choose Startup and untick which program(HP Advisor) you don't want to start at boot..
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08-24-2010 04:53 PM
This didn't quite work for me. When I get to the Startup window, there is nothing called HP Advisor. I have "hpsysdrv Application", "HP Remote Solution," and "hpwuschd Application." Which one(s) do I want to disable. I agree with the others on this list that HP Advisor is a pure nuisance. Thank you for your help.
08-24-2010 11:06 PM
Try this, on the HP advisor Dock mode click on the HP advisor on the left, it'll pull up a menu, click on PC dashoboard. Then it will open a window, click on settings on the bottom left, then on the new pop up window, uncheck Launch advisor dock on every boot. Restart to see the changes.
10-05-2010 09:56 PM
Thank you....thank you.... thank you!
I just got a HP G72 with Windows 7, I left the "launch dock on every boot" checked by mistake, and it has been driving me crazy on how to get rid of it.
I don't know how I missed the Settings button in the corner, but thanks for bringing it to my attention.
When I set up other users, I made sure to uncheck that option when the first window pops up.
Sorry for the double post before I found this solution....
10-06-2010 02:21 AM
Hi try this.
>Hit ctrl, alt and delete all at the same time.
>Hit the start task manager.
>click on the processes tab
>click on show processes from all users at the bottom of the window
>on the process list look for HPAdvisor.exe
>right click it and left click on end process
>after ending the process close task manager
>go to control panel look for programs and features/ programs or uninstall a program and look for hp advisor
>uninstall hp advisor from there
>pc dock will never be there again
>if you want to diagnose using hp tools look for hp support assistant its a better tool to use
>hope this helps
Although I am not an HP employee, I am speaking for myself cause I cant speak for HP.
12-28-2010 03:44 AM
Thankful!! I have only had this Laptop three days but that dock really was starting to bug me. Now my startup desktop is tidy and neat, also without annoying pop-ups from HP assistant. Thanks again.
01-20-2011 06:35 PM
yo if u wanna TOTALLY get rid of it as in uninstall it coz u hateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it from the bottom of ur heart (like me) then:
1. go 2 ur start menu
2. in search type in 'appwiz .cpl'
3. scroll down the list till u find hp advisor
4. left click it n press 'uninstall'
5. live in peace without the annoying dock reckin ur nice desktop