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Should I instal recommended Softpaq updates if my PC is running fine without them?

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Hi there

When I run the HP Softpaq manager it shows a number of 'recommended updates' (as per attached screen clip).

Should I install them if my PC is running fine without them? I don't want to install stuff that I don't need.

Thanks

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Hi,

They are all recommended updates. So not essential. They are updates to drivers already installed in the PC. You do not need to install them if your PC is running correctly.

 

Hope it helps,

David

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You might want to check out HPIA (HP Image Assistant).

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HPIA.html

 

It is the replacement client management tool for SoftPaq Download Manager.

 

HPIA does an analysis of your current image and compares it against the latest reference image from HP.  The tool will show you any prerequisite software that might be required for a SoftPaq in addition to any Product Change Notifications, Security Bulletins and Customer Advisories for your system.

 

Recommended driver updates are routinely released when a driver has been updated.  There can be many reasons for an update to driver (bug fixes for example).  I earlier mentioned HPIA.  Another feature of HPIA giving you the ability to read the release notes (displayed by clicking on an icon next to the SoftPaq number) directly from within HPIA.  After you read the release notes you can then make a decision if you want to install the update.

 

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Thanks for your input David.

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Thanks for your input too, Joel. I have always believed that one should keep their systems up to date if possible, and I trust HP not to release unnecessary 'bloatware'. I will have a look at the release notes and make an informed decision from there.

Regards 

Tony (from Petone)🙂

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No problem.

Must be a beautiful place Petone 😀 (far away)

 

Regards,

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