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HPSA install fails to install even in admin mode.

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Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I've been revisiting this issue for a month. I'm already logged in as an admin and have also tried right-clicking on the download to run as an admin that way. It always craps out during install.

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If you have not done so,

Settings > Apps > Apps and Features

Find, Click on the HP Support Assistant application > Uninstall

Still in Settings > Apps > Apps and Features

If you find it in the list, Uninstall HP Support Solutions

Restart the computer and log in


Preparation / Information



Create Restore Point (Optional)

Before making any changes to your system, always create a Restore Point!

Stop / Exit all programs:  Browsers, games, Applications, etc.

Control Panel > icon view > System > System Protection

Click (Highlight) your main disk (C) > Select Create a Restore Point


(As available)

Create a restore point now for the drives that have system protection turned on



Apply or OK to exit the menu after the Restore Point is complete.


Do this...

Windows Updates

Before you install / reinstall software, do check and run Windows Updates

Settings > Update and Security > Windows Updates

If you install any Windows Updates: After the update is installed, Restart the computer and log in.

NOTE:  If an update is already pending, install that update > Restart the computer and log in





The "Application" type of the HPSA is available in the Microsoft Store


Download, Save, Install the latest supported HP version of the HP Support Assistant


Website / Information / Video / White Paper / Download

HP Support Assistant


READ >> Partial excerpt from the Website:


“Ready to go on your HP PC

HP Support Assistant is included on new HP desktop and notebook PCs. You can install it on PCs from other manufacturers for easy access to support resources and tools for HP printers and PCs. Click the ? icon on your system tray to start HP Support Assistant or download now. During setup, selected new HP PC models running Windows 10 will receive version 9. All other PC models will receive version 8.”




After download:  If you have ‘Admin’ control, highlight the package and “double-click” to install it,


Right-Click on the installation package Select Run as Administrator

After the software is installed:  Restart the computer and log in


Optional - After the software is installed, PIN the program to your Windows Start Screen


Windows key (Start) > list "All apps" > open category "H"

Click open category HP Help and Support

Right-Click on HP Support Assistant PIN to Start



Help and Troubleshooting for HPSA


HP PCs - Using HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8, 7)

HP PCs - Troubleshooting HP Support Assistant - Windows 8.x and Windows 10

 HP Account - Login / Dashboard



HP Device Support Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Device - Solve Problems

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software and BIOS, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, Manuals > User Guide, Service and Maintenance Guide (Replacement Parts and Procedures), Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

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