10-15-2009 06:50 AM
11-04-2009 06:30 PM
I keep getting a HP Update pop up that says "An updat is available. Would you like to download and install this update now? The pop up does not have anything to click on to answer the question. The only way to get rid of the pop up is to reboot. I understand that there is a patch for Vista for this problem but I have XP. Help.
You'll need to restart the message so it's gone. Then you'll need to make sure you've exited the HP Total Care Advisor or any other HP programs that might be running as icons in the task tray near the clock. Then you'll need to go to the Start Menu -> All Programs -> HP (Hewlett-Packard) and run the HP Update program...
That should fix it, if not let me know.
06-13-2010 02:10 AM
04-11-2011 12:56 AM
How can I destroy this annoying popup "HP update" that won't let me choose an option and won't let me operate on ny lower left screen? I couldn't get this update if I wanted it...Why won't HP correct this annoyance?
04-11-2011 02:36 PM
It might be a scheduled task.
If it is just delete the task.
You can also kill the process with the task manager.
This will kill it temporarily but may resume on the next boot.
Just a thought...
11-16-2011 04:48 PM
I use a decent HP computer at home and I have a good impression of the quality and ability of HP products, but this annoying popup (if that's an accurate description) completely mystifies me. How did this get by product testing? This HP Update message, which has no actionable buttons or text or anything, and no way to dismiss or cancel unless one reboots, appears on both my home machine and work machine, both of which have HP peripherals attached. It is truly a great wonder.
11-16-2011 06:13 PM
I was getting that also - it is coming from HP Update.
I found if I click on the box and then hit the ENTER key, it would go to next screen and tell me what the update was, allow me to initiate download, etc.
If you want to disable automatic updates like this, you can do it from Start Menu - HP - HP Update
There is a Settings button at the bottom of the main panel where you can select frequency of the check for updates - weekly or never.