HP Product Assistant asks for disk that HP didn't furnish
Every time I boot my computer a window appears trying to install ''HP Product Assistant'' and asking for me to insert a disk. No disks were provided when I bought this Compaq Desktop with Vista Premium. What really bugs me is that it continues to try and install and does so throughout the day seemingly on a random basis. How can I disable this ******. HP has been zero help.
Re: HP Product Assistant asks for disk that HP didn't...
I've gone through the deletion of the printer programs and reinstall from the original disc, but the end process is to reboot my computer. The Product Assistant Error 2718 window prevents the close down. What should I do next?
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To get rid of hp product assistant follow these steps: Click on start then click on run (for XP). (If u have vista them use the search box which appears when u click on start.) under run type msconfig and then click on ok. you will get the system configration utility. At the top right you will get a option that will say startup click on that you will get the list of startup items uncheck the hp product assistant then click on apply and then on ok restart the computer. That should do it for you.
Remove the printer software driver and software completely. Install this driver only if you do not want the product assistant. Click on the link below to start downloading the driver: HP C4480 Printer Driver (40 MB)
Disconnect your printer from your pc and connect when the driver installation asks you to connect it.
You will need to perform this installation from an administrator account.
This driver is for Windows XP. For drivers for other Windows editions please click on the link below:
I had a similar problem on my desktop Pavilion. This program is just sitting in memory and checking for updates. If your are not worried about getting updates then you can turn it off.
In the RUN box type MSCONFIG and the screen below will appear. Go to the Startup tab and un-check the box for "HPWuSchd2". Click OK to exit. You will need to reboot for this to take effect. (You can always turn it back on if any problems arise).
TO REMOVE ' HP PRODUCT ASSISTANT...DO THE FOILLOWING:
DOWNLOAD WINDOWS INSTALLER CLEAN-UP UTILITY FROM ; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301 and save it to your computer. An "icon" will appear on your desktop....msicuu2....right click on the icon and click "open"....a window will open with a list of programs on your computer..............I found the "HP PRODUCT ASSISTANT" on the bottom of the list. ....highlite it and select delete.
This should definitely work.
You must have a HP Printer. HP Product Assistant is not a necessary program.
Go to Start > Run. Type msconfig in the run box. Click on the startup tab. See if there is an entry for HP Assistant. If there is un-check the box next to it. Click apply then OK. It will ask you to restart. Restart and see what happens.
Let me know. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Joe
I have problem with my hp laptop, when ever i restart the system it is asking insert the hp product assistant disc and then click ok to install, i dont have any other disc other than the one which comes along with printer. please kindly let me how to solve this........