HP Support Assistant
is an application created to offer you automatic and immediate support for your HP notebook.
It can help you improve the performance of your computer by providing you with automatic updates and troubleshooting tools that can resolve various issues in a simple and time efficient manner.
Running the application, you are greeted with a window that puts in front of you all the areas where HP Support Assistant can assist you.
HP Support Assistant can perform a system scan and provide you with information about your computer’s operating system and hardware configuration. It can also displays details about existing warranties and installed apps and drivers.
The application is clearly designed to be your portal for for the latest HP updates and utility releases. From the ‘Updates and Tune-ups’ section you are able to set the application to notify you about updates and messages from HP. To avoid being spammed at an inconvenient time of the day, the application lets you choose the day of the week and hours when it can perform the check-ups.
Since being connected to the Internet makes the application relevant, it also provides you with a network diagnostics tool that can scan your connection and solve any potential issues.
HP Support Assistant also provides you with further insight about your notebook’s audio and video specifications, battery performance, storage status and information about peripheral devices that are connected to your computer.
It’s name, HP Support Assistant, can denote a different role for the application besides being a system updater. In some sections, the application links you directly with the HP forum and other pages that offer you valuable information about various issues and how to resolve them.
And since it even features a field named ‘Contact technical support’, you can easily consider the application to be the tech support guy before actually calling the tech support guy. But even so, if you face an issue that you can’t solve on your own, at least when you actually get in contact with HP support, the application provides you with a lot of valuable information that HP can use to better understand where the problem comes from and how to get passed it.
All in all HP Support Assistant is an invaluable tool that every HP user needs to have. It leaves a small footprint on your system resources and can make a big difference in your computer’s performance.