HP Advisor is a great tool that is pre-loaded on all of our Notebooks and Desktops. If you are not familiar with this great tool, go to your PC, click on START and follow this path ALL PROGRAMS-> HEWLETT PACKARD-> HP ADVISOR.
From this application you can launch your PC Dashboard which gives you a quick look into the following;
Security --Security offers access to critical information from Norton Internet Security, if installed, or from Windows software, firewall, and security. HP recommends setting the firewall and Internet security options to On .
Internet Connection--The Internet Connection tool can help find a broadband or dialup package from an Internet Service Provider (ISP), and assist in setting up and monitoring an Internet connection
Printers--The Printers tool allows you to manage and monitor your printers. This tool also provides information about printer supplies, such as ink cartridges and HP photo paper.
Back Up--Use the Backup tool to set up a backup schedule, and check when the system and your important files were last backed up.
PC Alerts--PC Alerts provides critical and suggested updates for drivers, BIOS, and some software.
Battery Life--The Battery tool provides information about the condition and life of your battery. If your battery is in good condition, the battery icon is green; if the battery is in poor condition, the battery will be red. The percentage in the center of the battery icon is the amount of power that remains in your battery.
System Storage--System Storage provides at-a-glance status of drive storage on the computer. If a status bar shows red, you must remove files from the drive partition to make more space available.
Warranty --The Warranty tool connects to HP warranty information on the Web, and can take you directly to HP Total Care for warranty services.
PC Help & Learn--PC Help & Learn (Vista only) opens HP Help and Support with access to system information, tutorials, troubleshooting tools, software, drivers, and BIOS updates, system recovery, and user guides
Get Assistance--Get Assistance (Vista only) provides access to HP Online Support and the HP customer support forums.
Get Help & Troubleshoot--Support (Windows 7 only) opens HP Help and Support and provides access to HP Online Support and the HP customer support forums.
If you have not familiarized yourself with this great tool, I highly recommend you do so. There is so much great information that can easily be accessed from this one spot!
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