Conflict with HP and Microsoft Windows


  1. Posts : 55
    windows 10 64 bit h20
       #1

    Conflict with HP and Microsoft Windows


    HP has been bugging me about the little exclamation point besides it's HP Support Assistant Question mark

    I went through all the things they claim is "Important".
    I thought it was giving me fits because I had not downloaded it's HP Hardware Diagnostics for Windows.
    So I did and everything check okay except Network Drivers. It said they were missing so I needed to get the updates.
    But my Wi-Fi is running great and I have had no problems. In fact this computer works so much faster than my
    older HP when it comes to Wireless Networking. So.............. a headscratcher.
    So I went to Windows Update and downloaded a new KB update. Under that update was an
    Optional Updates available and it is that sticky Driver Update that HP keeps screaming about.
    However when I click on those Driver Updates it shows a couple then on the side Windows States
    if you are having a problem with a piece of hardware here are some suggested drivers to download
    otherwise Windows Updates will keep you drivers updated.

    So who do I trust Windows and keep ignoring the HP nag or should I download those pesky
    Network Drivers that HP insist that I download?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,875
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    You can work on the principle that if everything's fine, updating a driver is more likely to introduce a problem than double your performance, say (!).

    If on the other hand you get repeated annoying notifications, that needs dealing with one way or another.
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  3. Posts : 55
    windows 10 64 bit h20
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Re: Conflict with HP and Microsoft


    It's the apple or it's the orange. I usually run under the philosophy "If ain't broke-don't fix it.

    I will just have to ignore HP for the time being. Maybe I getting "flaming darts" from them because
    I have resisted their Offer of tech support for $14.99 a month. [email protected]#$%^&* about everything in the pc world is "money grabbers". Outside of the extra sensitive touchpad and an occasional misbehaving touchpad mouse scrolling down the right side this computer is a blessing over my old battle ax computer. The old one was good for about 6 years then battery craped out then keyboard would only work half the time so it outlived it's usefulness.

    Ok I will wait for a few others to chime in but thanks for your input Dalchina. Ok I just checked in the taskbar I finally lost the exclamation point beside HP Assistant. So I must be doing something right. Maybe my magical update from MS Windows World checked off one of HP gripes.
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  4. Posts : 38,342
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    If you want to tuneup the computer logs can be scanned.

    Run:
    Tuneup.bat - Click here to go to the BSOD batch repository to download and run this batch file.

    V2 and DM:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,875
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #5

    Outside of the extra sensitive touchpad
    Many touchpads have adjustable sensitivity and a number of options to control their responsiveness e.g. palm check.
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  6. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,409
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
       #6

    As a general rule, if your network adapter was part of the computer when you bought it then you should get the latest driver from HP, Support, Software & Drivers.

    HP eventually pass updates to MS so they will be available through Windows update.

    Denis
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