Popular HP Notebook Software

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  1. justinkw1

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    This thread is intended to serve as the go-to resource for the latest versions of some popular HP software. The software listed in this post may be helpful to some notebook users.

    Note that the software listed here is not required for your notebook to function normally. If you would like to suggest additional HP software that you think is popular, please do so in this thread -- it's encouraged! Comments also welcome. :)

    HP MediaSmart

    Description
    HP MediaSmart consists of several components designed to enhance your user experience.

    MediaSmart SmartMenu enables users to switch between MediaSmart applications, such as DVD, music, pictures (photos), video, and TV. To use SmartMenu, users press the MediaSmart button (button labeled "M" that is located at the top of the keyboard area above the regular keyboard keys) to display the SmartMenu.

    MediaSmart DVD enables users to watch movies in DVD or Blu-Ray (BD) formats.

    MediaSmart Live TV

    MediaSmart Webcam is a webcam application that enables users to capture images and video from a web camera and apply visual effects to captured images and video.

    MediaSmart Music enables users with non-touch technology notebooks to manage, burn, and play music in different file formats, such as mp3, wma, wav, aac, and m4a.

    MediaSmart Video enables users with non-touch technology notebooks to play videos and movies in supported file formats (for example, mpg, mpeg, wmb, avi, and so forth).

    MediaSmart Photo enables users to manage, navigate, and view photos.

    MediaSmart DVD Menu Pack is an application that enables users to choose different menus when creating a DVD video using the HP MediaSmart Video or HP MediaSmart Photo Software.

    MediaSmart DVD Movies and TV is an application that launches from the HP MediaSmart SmartMenu, and includes Internet TV, Hulu, Netflix, and HP Movie Store powered by RoxioNow.

    HP Movie Store powered by RoxioNow is a digital entertainment service which offers access to an extensive library of premium video content. This includes Hollywood movies, popular TV shows, and music videos, which are often available the same day a DVD is available in stores. The video titles offered are available for rental (pay-per-view) or purchase (download-to-own).
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP consumer notebooks introduced after mid-2008 are officially supported. These include HP Pavilion, HP HDX, and HP ENVY notebooks that include the MediaSmart touch button or keys.
    Important Information


    • Note that MediaSmart is recommended for HP consumer notebooks with non-touchscreen displays. HP TouchSmart is available for notebooks with a touchscreen display.
    • MediaSmart software installations may take a little while to complete, so be patient if it does!
    Current Releases
    ProductOS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    SmartMenuWindows Vista x86/x642.1.14 (2.10 D1)26 Apr 2010CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp47501-48000/sp47877.exe
    Windows 7 x86/x643.1.2.2 (4.1 C1)09 Jan 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp51001-51500/sp51007.exe
    DVDWindows Vista x86/x642.2.2905 (2.20 B2)30 Jul 2009CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp43501-44000/sp43710.exe
    Windows 7 x86/x644.2.512214 Jul 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp53001-53500/sp53390.exe
    Live TVWindows Vista x86/x642.2.1622 (2.20 B2)31 Jul 2009CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp43501-44000/sp43595.exe
    Windows 7 x86/x643.1.3003 (3.1 C3)14 Sep 2010CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50001-50500/sp50146.exe
    WebcamWindows Vista x86/x642.2.1621 (2.10 B2)30 Jul 2009CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp43501-44000/sp43591.exe
    Windows 7 x86/x644.2.3303 (4.2 C1)25 Jul 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp51001-51500/sp51029.exe
    Music/Video/PictureWindows Vista x86/x642.2.2829 (2.20 B2)30 Jul 2009CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp43501-44000/sp43648.exe
    MusicWindows 7 x86/x644.2.460406 Feb 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp51001-51500/sp51027.exe
    VideoWindows 7 x86/x644.1.4322 (4.1 C2)29 Oct 2010CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50001-50500/sp50500.exe
    PhotoWindows 7 x86/x644.1.4327 (4.1 C2)21 Oct 2010CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50001-50500/sp50470.exe
    DVD Menu PackWindows 7 x86/x644.1.4121 (4.1 C1)18 Nov 2010CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50509.exe
    Movies and TVWindows 7 x86/x641.0.1.209 Jan 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp51001-51500/sp51008.exe
    Movie StoreWindows 7 x86/x642.103 Dec 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp55001-55500/sp55175.exe
    HP TouchSmart

    Description
    HP TouchSmart consists of several components designed to enhance your user experience.

    TouchSmart Mobile provides the touch-optimized shell for HP TouchSmart Mobile, plus provides access to other HP TouchSmart applications.

    TouchSmart DVD enables users to watch movies in DVD or Blu-ray disc (BD) formats.

    TouchSmart Webcam enables the web camera in supported touch technology notebook models.

    TouchSmart Music enables users to use touch technology to manage and play music from various storage devices (portable hard drives, USB devices, etc.).

    TouchSmart Video enables users to use touch technology to play video and movies in different file formats.

    TouchSmart Photo enables users to use touch technology to manage and navigate through photos.

    TouchSmart Movie Themes Software enables users to create DVD videos with interesting menu and video transitions when using the HP TouchSmart Video Software.

    TouchSmart Browser Software is accessible from HP TouchSmart Mobile and enables the use of touch-technology to surf the web.

    TouchSmart Clock Software

    TouchSmart Weather Software

    TouchSmart RSS Software is accessible from HP TouchSmart Mobile and enables the use of touch technology to receive news updates from Internet sites using RSS.

    TouchSmart Canvas is accessible from HP TouchSmart Mobile and enables the use of touch-technology to organize pictures and create collages, which can be used as custom wallpaper or printed.

    TouchSmart Notes Software is accessible from HP TouchSmart Mobile and enables the use of touch technology when taking notes with voice recordings and video clips.

    TouchSmart Paint it! By Corel software enables users to draw, paint, and even turn photos intopaintings, just by using their fingers. Created just for Windows 7 touch-enabled PCs, this touch-screen software makes it fun and easy for anyone to be artistic.

    TouchSmart Twitter Software

    TouchSmart Recipe Box Software enables users to add, edit, delete, and print recipes; organize recipes into categories; search for an existing recipe; and browse the Internet for recipes.
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP consumer notebooks with a touchscreen display introduced after mid-2008 are officially supported.


    • HP Pavilion Notebooks

      • dv6-3XXX, dv6-4XXX

    • HP TouchSmart Notebooks

      • tx2-1XXX
      • tm2-1XXX, tm2-2XXX

    Important Information


    • Note that TouchSmart is recommended for HP consumer notebooks with touchscreen displays. HP MediaSmart is available for notebooks with a non-touchscreen display.
    • TouchSmart software installations may take a little while to complete, so be patient if it does!
    Current Releases
    ProductOS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    MobileWindows 7 x86/x644.0.28.021 Mar 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp51001-51500/sp51004.exe
    DVD4.1.452106 Feb 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50936.exe
    Webcam4.2.2.421414 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54001-54500/sp54281.exe
    Music4.2.2.550814 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54001-54500/sp54277.exe
    Video4.2.2.551214 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54001-54500/sp54279.exe
    Photo4.0.432819 Jan 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50001-50500/sp50471.exe
    Movie Themes4.0.4030 (4.0 C1)18 Nov 2010CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50508.exe
    Browser5.1.4227.1781514 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54953.exe
    Clock5.1.4281.2733214 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54955.exe
    Weather5.1.4274.3038214 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54961.exe
    RSS5.1.4301.2149414 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54959.exe
    Canvas5.1.4267.2701114 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54957.exe
    Notes5.1.4274.3038214 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54956.exe
    Paint It!1.5.0.104 (4.1 C1)09 Jan 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp51001-51500/sp51005.exe
    Twitter3.0.4276.3023614 Jan 2012HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp55001-55500/sp55074.exe
    Recipe Box3.0.3830.2773021 Mar 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50999.exe
    Cyberlink PowerDVD

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP Pavilion and ENVY consumer notebooks introduced after late 2010 are officially supported. Please see the CVA and/or HTML notes for details.
    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 7 x86/x64
    Windows 8 x86/x64
    Windows 8.1 x86/x64
    12.0.2.330527 Jan 2014CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63001-63500/sp63341.exe
    Cyberlink MediaSuite

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP Pavilion and ENVY consumer notebooks introduced after late 2010 are officially supported. Please see the CVA and/or HTML notes for details.
    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 7 x86/x64
    Windows 8 x86/x64
    10.0.3.260801 Jun 2013CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/ftp1/pub/softpaq/sp61001-61500/sp61280.exe
    HP Connection Manager

    Description
    The HP Connection Manager reports the power state and Microsoft Windows Device Manager status of integrated network devices, alerts the user when the status of a device changes, and enables the user to turn these integrated devices on and off.
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP consumer and business notebooks introduced after mid-2008 are officially supported.
    Important Information

    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 7 x86/x644.6.14.127 Jan 2014CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63799.exe
    4.4.51.1
    POWER ONLY MODE
    04 Jul 2013CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp61001-61500/sp61447.exe
    Essential System Updates

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    All HP consumer and business notebooks running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8 (both x86 and x64 versions) are officially supported.
    Important Information


    • Each new version of the Essential System Updates package will usually offer additional fixes on top of the previous packages.
    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 7 x86/x645.00.1.5 (5.00 A1)16 May 2012CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp57001-57500/sp57063.exe
    Windows 8 x86/x642.00.1.321 Apr 2013CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp61001-61500/sp61085.exe
    LightScribe System Software

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    All HP consumer and business notebooks with a CD/DVD/BD disc drive that supports LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling technology are officially supported.
    Important Information


    • The latest version can always be found on the LightScribe website - LightScribe
    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows Vista x86/x64
    Windows 7 x86/x64
    Windows 8 x86/x64
    1.18.27.1023 Apr 2013http://download.lightscribe.com/ls/LS_Update_1.18.27.10_.exe
    HP UEFI Support Environment

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    Most recent HP consumer and business notebooks are officially supported. More specifically:


    • HP business notebooks released starting in late 2008.
    • HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario consumer notebooks released starting in 2009.

    Please check with your notebook's documentation to see if it supports the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
    Important Information


    • Visit System Diagnostics (F2) - HP Customer Care (United States - English) for more information on how the HP UEFI Support Environment works.
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later is required.
    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 7 x86/x64
    Windows 8 x86/x64
    Windows 8.1 x86/x64
    5.3.4.027 Jan 2014HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp64001-64500/sp64011.exe
    HP Support Assistant

    Description

    Visit the HP Support Assistant page for more information - HP Support Assistant
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP consumer and business notebooks introduced after mid-2008 are officially supported.
    Important Information

    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 7 x86/x64
    Windows 8 x86/x64
    Windows 8.1 x86/x64
    7.4.45.427 Jan 2014CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp64001-64500/sp64126.exe
    HP Software Framework

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP consumer and business notebooks introduced after late-2008 are officially supported.
    Important Information

    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows Vista x86/x64
    Windows 7 x86/x64
    Windows 8 x86/x64
    4.6.13.121 Apr 2013CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp60001-60500/sp60076.exe
    HP Advisor

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    All HP consumer and business notebooks which originally come factory installed with Windows Vista or Windows 7 are officially supported.
    Important Information

    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows Vista x86/x64
    Windows 7 x86/x64
    3.4.12850.352627 Nov 2010CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50001-50500/sp50046.exe
    HP On-Screen Display Utility

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    Most recent HP consumer and business notebooks are officially supported. See the CVA and/or HTML notes for details.
    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 7 x86/x641.3.5 (1.30 A5)30 Nov 2011CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp55001-55500/sp55152.exe
    HP Power Manager Utility

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP consumer and business notebooks introduced after 2009 are officially supported. See the CVA and/or HTML notes for details.
    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 7 x86/x641.4.8 (1.40 C2)08 Jun 2012CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp57001-57500/sp57398.exe
    HP Utility Center

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP consumer and business notebooks preloaded with Windows 8 are supported.
    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 8 x86/x641.0.712 Dec 2012CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp58501-59000/sp58877.exe
    HP Quick Start

    Description
    Supported Notebooks
    Most HP consumer and business notebooks preloaded with Windows 8 are supported.
    Current Releases
    OS SupportVersionDate PostedDocumentationDownload Link
    Windows 8 x86/x641.0.4660.3022012 Dec 2012CVA, HTMLftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp59001-59500/sp59485.exe
    Recent Edits
    Date format is MM/DD/YYYY, listed from oldest to newest.

    06/08/2012
    • Updated HP UEFI Support Environment, version 4.3.0.0.
    • Added HP Power Manager Utility, version 1.4.8 (1.40 C2).
    06/30/2012
    • Updated: HP Connection Manager, version 4.3.8.1.
    08/11/2012
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 4.3.1.0.
    • Updated: HP Software Framework, version 4.5.12.1.
    09/22/2012
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 4.3.2.0.
    • Updated: LightScribe System Software, version 1.18.26.7 (thanks Thingol1).
    10/01/2012
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 4.3.3.0 (thanks HP9660).
    10/07/2012
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 5.0.0.0.
    10/08/2012
    • Updated: HP Connection Manager, version 4.4.10.1.
    10/25/2012
    • Added: Cyberlink PowerDVD update, version 10.0.5.4504 (thanks Thingol1).
    • Updated: HP Software Framework, version 4.6.10.1 (thanks kontra).
    • Updated: HP Support Assistant, version 7.0.39.15 (thanks kontra).
    10/30/2012
    • Updated: Cyberlink PowerDVD, version 10.0.6.4319.
    • Added: Essential System Updates for Windows 8, version 1.0.2.1.
    12/12/2012
    • Added: HP Utility Center, version 1.0.7 for Windows 8.
    • Added: HP Quick Start, version 1.0.4660.30220 for Windows 8.
    12/23/2012
    • Updated: HP Connection Manager, version 4.4.11.1 (thanks kontra).
    • Updated: Cyberlink PowerDVD, version 10.0.7.4702 (thanks kontra).
    01/26/2013
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 5.1.0.0 (thanks istojanovic).
    03/17/2013
    • Updated: Essential System Updates for Windows 8, version 1.0.4.1.
    04/21/2013
    • Updated: HP Software Framework, version 4.6.13.1.
    • Added: Cyberlink MediaSuite, version 10.0.2.2114.
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 5.1.1.0 (sp60844).
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 5.1.2.0 (sp61101) (thanks kontra).
    • Updated: Essential System Updates for Windows 8, version 2.00.1.3 (thanks Blackra1n).
    04/23/2013
    • Updated: LightScribe System Software, version 1.18.27.10 (thanks waldinrg).
    06/01/2013
    • Updated: HP Connection Manager, version 4.4.12.1.
    • Updated: Cyberlink PowerDVD, version 10.0.8.5108.
    • Updated: Cyberlink MediaSuite, version 10.0.3.2608 (thanks kontra).
    07/04/2013
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 5.2.0.0 (sp61632) - (thanks Daniel_Potyrala).
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 5.2.4.0 (sp62541) - (thanks ricktendo64).
    • Added: HP Connection Manager - Power Only mode, version 4.4.51.1 (sp61447).
    • Updated: HP Connection Manager, version 4.5.25.1 (sp61962).
    01/27/2014
    • Updated: Cyberlink PowerDVD, version 12.0.1.3024 (sp62703) - (thanks kontra).
    • Updated: Cyberlink PowerDVD, version 12.0.2.3305 (sp63341) - (thanks kontra).
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 5.2.5.0 (sp62598) - (thanks ricktendo64).
    • Updated: HP UEFI Support Environment, version 5.3.4.0 (sp64011) - (thanks ricktendo64).
    • Updated: HP Support Assistant, version 7.3.35.20 (sp62291) - (thanks kontra).
    • Updated: HP Support Assistant, version 7.4.45.4 (sp64126) - (thanks eXPerience83).
    • Updated: HP Connection Manager, version 4.6.12.1 (sp63339) for Windows 7 - (thanks kontra).
    • Updated: HP Connection Manager, version 4.6.14.1 (sp63799) for Windows 7 - (thanks kontra).
     
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  2. Z3tor

    Z3tor Notebook Evangelist

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  3. justinkw1

    justinkw1 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I will put Software Framework and Support Assistant up once I make them.

    HP Quick Launch Buttons I'll keep on each individual thread for now because it installs a driver. It seems that the newer models use a new version that is no longer officially compatible with the ones even from late last year. I've been reluctant to update to this new version in the driver threads due to the changes.
     
  4. Wanderermy

    Wanderermy Notebook Consultant

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    You may want to add dm3-3xxx (even though it's only CTO right now, no retails model yet) to the list :p
     
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    justinkw1 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Added, thanks! :) Although I'm usually up to snuff when keeping track of the notebook models, I sometimes will overlook new models and need to be made aware of them.

    Off-topic: Are you a member of the Neowin forums? I occasionally breeze through there and I think I saw one of your posts. (However, I'm not a member over there) :D
     
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    windstrings Notebook Deity

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    Kewl, I'm sure this will be a long thread... wanted to get my name at the top! :p

    Justin, I'm sure you intend to do this anyway.. but a running tally at the bottom of your post showing the most current updates is very helpful in staying current....

    thanks

    I copied this from the other thread:
     
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    Strange, I just tried to install wireless assistant 4 and got an error stating " This computer does not support HP wireless assistant 4" (sp48832.exe)

    It doesn't matter if my wireless is activated or not, I still get the error.
     
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    I am :D

    I'm pretty much user the same user name in every forums :p
     
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