05-14-2009 04:28 PM
it checks with hp periodically if there are newer updates out there. You were prompted what frequency you want it to run the check.
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05-05-2012 09:59 AM
Yes, it can be unchecked at startup. Click the Start (Widows button) and type msconfig.exe, press enter and then click the Startup tab and look for that file hpwuSched Application, uncheck it (untick), click OK and then reboot. However, do you really want to do this? Maybe you have an HP printer and maybe this would also apply to it. I have threatened to uncheck it many times because it always runs at the wrong time (during heavy processor time)(game etc.)... bogs the laptop down to a crawl. I have Win7 and an i3 proc. What if it happened during the burning of a DVD or when I was recording my keyboard (piano) music... bad timing! Not only that, but there has not been an HP update for this laptop since it was six months old in 2011. It's 5-5-12 as I write this. Any updates for say, audio or chipset etc. have come through Microsoft's Windows Updates which come out the second tuesday of every month and for the video, I go directly to http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect?iid=dc
07-03-2013 05:57 PM
would this cause my system to randomly pull up and close the typical black C: prompt screens if it found an update? i think i have it where it doesnt have to prompt me for installing new updates and my computer freaked out a few minutes ago with C: prompt screens, reminiscent of when i installed my HP software, but better safe than sorry i believe.
Note: i'm now running Win8 on an HP tower with an HP wifi printer so who knows what could have updated