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Updates from HP agent is always running

I Have an HP Media Center PC m7640n

I am running Windows XP

 

In my Task Manager, "Updates from HP Agent" is always running.  It never stops.  This has been going on for a few months now.  I Googled it and it is happening to a few other people.  One suggestion they give is to disable updates from HP but I'm not sure I want to do that.  I would rather correct the problem correctly.  Help please.

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Re: Updates from HP agent is always running

Probably the correct way on a machine of this age (where not likely any updates from HP will be coming) is to turn it off.Start | All Programs | Startup, select "Updates from HP" (or something like that) and right click to delete

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Re: Updates from HP agent is always running

Probably the correct way on a machine of this age (where not likely any updates from HP will be coming) is to turn it off.Start | All Programs | Startup, select "Updates from HP" (or something like that) and right click to delete

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Re: Updates from HP agent is always running

My H-P updates starts as soon as I turn my computer on.  How can I set it up so I can choose when to run it?

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Re: Updates from HP agent is always running

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Open HP Update in your Start,All programs list. There should be a 'Settings' button where you can set it to 'Never' .Then when you want to check for updates just run it from there.

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Re: Updates from HP agent is always running

RIGHT CLICKING JUST REMOVES THE ICON OR AT LEAST THAT IS THE MESSAGE I GOT WHEN I RIGHT CLICKED

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Re: Updates from HP agent is always running

@tu2 

 

Start / All Programs / Startup. If you have the icon there and right click to Remove it that stops it from starting up every time your machine starts up. It does not uninstall it-but should stop it from running.

 

You can always go into Control Panel,Add & Remove Programs to completely Uninstall it.

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