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HP Printers and PCs - Using HP Update

This document is for HP printers and HP PCs.
HP Update provides an automated way to keep your HP computer and printer software current. This document explains how to use HP Update, and answers frequently asked questions about HP Update.
Step 1: Download and install the latest version of HP Update
Go to the HP Update Software Utility website to install the latest version of the software. HP Update works with Windows operating systems.
Step 2: Run HP Update and check for updates
Select your operating system, and then follow these steps to open HP Update and check for updates.
  1. Open HP Update.
    • Windows 8
      Press the Windows () + Q keys, type HP Update into the Search field, and then click HP Update from the list of results.
    • Windows 7/Vista
      Click Start (), click All Programs, click HP, and then click HP Update.
    • Windows XP
      Click Start, click All Programs, click the HP folder, and then click HP Software Update.
    The Welcome to HP Update window opens.
  2. In the Welcome to HP Update window, click Next.
    Figure : Example of the Welcome to HP Update window
    Image: Example of the Welcome to HP Update window
    HP Update checks for the latest updates.
    • If new updates are available, make sure the check box next to each update is selected, and then click Next to begin downloading and installing the updates.
    • If no updates are available, click Finish.
Step 3: Adjust HP Update settings
HP recommends that HP Update automatically checks for updates and notifies you only when an update is available. Select your operating system, and then follow these steps to receive notifications and adjust how often HP Update automatically checks for new updates.
  1. Open HP Update.
    • Windows 8
      Press the Windows () + Q keys, type HP Update into the Search field, and then click HP Update from the list of results.
    • Windows 7/Vista
      Click Start (), click All Programs, click HP, and then click HP Update.
    • Windows XP
      Click Start, click All Programs, click the HP folder, and then click HP Software Update.
  2. In the HP Update window, click Settings.
    The HP Update Settings window opens.
    Figure : Example of the HP Update Settings window
    Image:   Example of the HP Update Settings window
    • If you want HP Update to automatically check for updates, click Automatically check the web for updates. Only notify me when an update is available.
    • If you want to schedule updates, click Every, and then select the desired frequency from the drop-down list.
    HP Update should be set to check for updates every week. It is not recommended to turn off HP Update checks.
  3. Click OK.
     note:
    HP Update always notifies you before downloading and installing updates.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Review this list of frequently asked questions to get answers about HP Update.

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