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03-04-2020 10:00 PM
Product: Elitedesk 800 G5
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
does anyone know what the driver "HP Application Driver" is for?
When I tick off the option in the bios I get (via windows updates) 18 drivers installed.
With the option a total of 23 (!) will be installed.
Included is "HP Privacy Settings" with three setting options and a link to www.hppstelemetry.com.
It all sounds wonderful... yeah right.
So, does that thing does anything useful or is deactivating the right choice?
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04-07-2020 08:14 PM
yes, I found that too.
But the bottom line is that it doesn't say much.
At least there is the bios option to avoid this stuff.
Hey HP - can you please litter the consumer stuff with this bloatware and leave us business user out?
That would be very nice! After all, we pay a surcharge compared to the consumer stuff and therefore don't want to have to deal with telemetry stuff...
At least I feel that way.
Thanks and greetings,
04-24-2020 01:56 PM - edited 04-24-2020 02:15 PM
I don't know the answer yet, but the @DGroves from HP response is not valid and is for something different. As of 4/24/2020 the HP SoftPaq Download Manager shows two different entries
- HP Application Driver
Version 1.1.377.0.A.1, Priority: Critical, Category: Driver, Size 479 KB, Release Date: 2019-03-01, SoftPaq: 95222
- HP Application Enabling Software Driver
Version: 1.15.1323.0.A.1, Priority: Recommended, Category: Driver - Add-Ons, Size 3,868 KB, Release Date: 2019-09-10, SoftPaq: 99155
Clearly two different things.
We are investigating adding the "Critical" 95222 SoftPaq, but at the moment none of our HP workstations have either driver installed and are working fine.
If you can figure out the SoftPaq number you can modify this URL to get more information.
This one is the closest thing I've been able to find that references the telemetry.
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