cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
  • ×
    Information
    Need Windows 11 help?
    Check documents and videos on compatibility, FAQs, upgrade information and available fixes.Windows 11 Support Center.
  • post a message
  • ×
    Information
    Need Windows 11 help?
    Check documents and videos on compatibility, FAQs, upgrade information and available fixes.Windows 11 Support Center.
  • post a message
The HP Calculator Community Message Board is moving. While we prepare for the move, we are unable to accept new postings. During the move, you can look for help from other users by visiting https://www.hpmuseum.org/ . Or if you need technical support for your calculator visit: HP Calculators. .
SafetyPete
New member
3 2 0 0
Message 1 of 2
149
Flag Post

Would like support assistant ver 9.6 for my older Spectre 15T

HP Recommended
HP Spectre 15T
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

HP Spectre 15T 7th gen Intel

Would like to get version 9.6 of HP Support Assistant. Only wants to give me version 8. The latter is much more informative

1 REPLY 1
Dragon-Fur
Level 16
Level 16
34,364 26,515 3,173 10,208
Message 2 of 2
Flag Post
HP Recommended

@SafetyPete 

 

==============================================================

Welcome to the HP Community.

Reminder to those reading:

Do NOT respond to individuals who post phone numbers or email addresses.

These might be scammers trying to steal your information / money.

HP does not post phone numbers or email in Community messages.

==============================================================

 

At this writing - Software "style" HP Support Assistant is version 8.8.x

 

Answer

The "older" version is the only version available for your system.

 

The "9.6.x" version is actually an application that has the "look and feel" of a Mobile device environment.

Yes, some people do like the "wrapper" of the newer application better.

 

For example, possible benefits:

  • The GUI (wrapper / presentation) is visually appealing
  • The format is easier to read / find information
  • The application does not include (or require) the separate "companion" software (HP Solutions Software)

 

This "application" flavor is (only) available on some newer systems / platforms.

 

Eventually, the Application type will likely take over as the predominant type as people replace older systems with newer models.

 

Yeah, but...

"Under the hood", the two types provide essentially the same service.

No emails, please, this is not intended to be a code-line by code-line comparison.

 

==========================================================

Reference

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

 

Website / Information / Video / White Paper / Download

HP Support Assistant

 

Partial excerpt from the Website:

Read...

“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.”

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Thank you for participating in the HP Community.

The Community is a separate wing of the HP website - We are not a business group of HP..

Our Community is comprised of volunteers - people who own and use HP devices.

Click Thumbs Up to say Thank You.

Question Resolved / Answered, Click "Accept as Solution"

Dragon-Fur

Was this reply helpful? Yes No
Warning Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers and/or email addresses on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation