How To Remove HP Support Assistant From Taskbar

Nowadays, owners of HP devices could quickly access HP Support Assistant via the question mark icon on the taskbar. However, not all people want the icon there which led to discussions about how to remove HP Support Assistant from taskbar. At the moment, it’s possible to get rid of the HP Support Assistant icon in two ways: changing the app settings and uninstalling the app. Continue reading to learn more about removing HP Support Assistant from taskbar.

What You Could Do

Apply Changes To HP Support Settings

  • Step 1: Click the HP Support Assistant icon on your taskbar to open Support Assistant.
  • Step 2: Look to the bottom left, select the gear and choose More settings below Share usage data.
  • Step 3: Proceed to uncheck the checkbox next to Display application icon on your taskbar(recommended) then close HP Support Assistant.

Uninstall HP Support Assistant

  • Step 1: Open Start menu and hit the cogwheel icon to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Click Apps, pick HP Support Assistant in Apps & features then hit Uninstall.
  • Step 3: After the process finishes, restart your computer. 

HP Support Assistant Guidelines

  • Once you experience an issue on your HP device, make use of Fixes and diagnostics. That could include issues with the battery, printer, audio…
  • From time to time, check out messages from HP Support Assistant and perform the required actions to optimize the performance of your PC>

What Is HP Support Assistant And Do I Need It?

HP Support Assistant is a free utility for Hewlett-Packard computers that ensures your device is working as expected. It finds updates, provides important troubleshooting tools and so on. You can also use HP Support Assistant to determine your device name as well as associated specs. However, if you have confidence in the way your computer operates, feel free to get rid of the app. 

HP Support Assistant Keep Saying Important Action Needed: Troubleshooting

Complete Recommended Updates

  • Step 1: Open HP Support Assistant the hit Updates.
  • Step 2: Once it has completed searching for the recommended updates, checkmark all the updates then hit Download. 
  • Step 3: After each update is downloaded, you will be prompted to restart your device to install the critical updates.

Update Windows

  • Step 1: Press the Windows key + I to open Settings then select Update & Security.
  • Step 2: Go to Windows updates then hit Check for updates.
  • Step 3: If there is an update, it will be automatically downloaded and installed. Restart your computer to effect the changes and you should not be bothered anymore by the HP Support notification.

Uninstall And Reinstall App

  • Step 1: Uninstall HP Support Assistant
  • Step 2: Go to the HP downloads page then download HP Support Assistant.
  • Step 5: Double-click the application setup file, follow the installation prompts then see if it still says “important action needed”.

Taskbar Icon Of HP Support Assistant Is Unclickable: Solutions

Restart Explorer

  • Step 1: Right-click a space on the Taskbar then choose Task Manager.
  • Step 2: Go to the Processes tab then from the list of running programs, right-click Windows Explorer and hit Restart. 

Note: If you restart Windows Explorer, it should come back on its own. Still, in the case that Windows Explorer won’t return, click File, pick Run new task, enter explorer.exe and hit OK.

Run SFC & DISM Scans 

  • Step 1: Go to Search bar, type cmd and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In Command Prompt (Admin), run each of the following commands to perform SFC and DISM scans:
    • SFC /scannow
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Step 3: Run the command exit to close Command Prompt then restart your computer. When the screen comes back on, see how things turn out. 

Re-register Taskbar

  • Step 1: Go to Search, type PowerShell and hit Run as administrator. 
  • Step 2: In PowerShell (Admin), run the command Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} to re-register Taskbar. 
  • Step 3: Close PowerShell, restart your computer and determine whether the issue persists. 

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