by Christine - HP Expert on ‎06-28-2010 03:55 PM

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!

Thanks Everyone and Enjoy!


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