Windows Vista: Turn off obnoxious HP Driver UAC popup update check

If you runs Vista and an HP printer (All-In-One), you probably getting an obnoxious User Account Control popup dialog every week, asking for permission to run some Hewlett Packard update process called hprbupdate.exe. The problem is that by default the HP drivers include a couple of different updates, but those updates also require Administrator privileges to run, so you get […]

If you runs Vista and an HP printer (All-In-One), you probably getting an obnoxious User Account Control popup dialog every week, asking for permission to run some Hewlett Packard update process called hprbupdate.exe. The problem is that by default the HP drivers include a couple of different updates, but those updates also require Administrator privileges to run, so you get prompted to run the updates. To make this even worse; the updates are for the help and support, not even for the drivers.

Here’s how to disable this Obnoxious Popup:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Product Assistant\bin — once you get into this directory, launch hprbui.exe, which is the Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant UI.
  2. Once you open this up, click on the Preferences link on the left-hand pane.
  3. Now under the Basic Settings section you'll want to click on "Disable Solution Updates", and then click on the Save button.
  4. You should get the dialog saying that your preferences have been saved.
  5. This should disable one of the updates, but we'll still need to get the second one.

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