Download hp touchsmart drivers software suite application

I ran in to an issue where i needed to re-install the touchsmart software that came with my hp iq 506.  I ran in to an article where a person had the same issue for a later model of the touchsmart.  Here’s the solution (should work for any model).

(note, a lot of this is taken verbatim from emmanuel’s blog, thank you emmanuel.. i am rewriting with updated instructions)

  • Step 1 – Download the following files
    • sp37504.exe – this is the original installation package for the HP TouchSmart software.  HP seems to have removed it from its support website, but some posted it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?nyzlcwmmzaw (note: I don’t know how long this file will be available, but then again, the same could be said about any file from the HP website).
    • sp44428.exe -
      HP TouchSmart Music/Photo/Video Application Update
      2009-10-15 , Version:3.0.2.3228, 158.21M
      HP TouchSmart Music/Photo/Video application update resolves an issue with the application missing after using the HP Upgrade Assistant.


      click here to get this one from the HP support site.

    • sp44354.exe -
    • HP TouchSmart Notes Application Update
      2009-10-27 , Version:3.0.3462.28879, 19.24M
      HP TouchSmart Notes application update adds support for Notes after upgrading to Windows 7 operating system.

      click here to get this one from the HP support site.

  • Step 2 – Extract the files using WinRAR
    • If you try to install the HP TouchSmart software on Windows 7 or other operating systems, the HP installer may give you the following message:

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    • For this reason, you need to extract the installation files from the downloaded installer.  To extract the installation files, you can use any program that extracts .RAR files.  I suggest the excellent 7-Zip Portable from http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/7-zip_portable
      • Once you’ve extracted the files, you can now run the MSI installers.  On Windows 7, I found it was a bit different for each of the packages, so let’s do it (theoretically) one by one.
    • Step 3 – install the packages above using the extracted installers
      • Once you’ve extracted the sp37504.exe file, open windows explorer to \Source\hp\tmp\src.  For example, if I had used 7-Zip to extract sp37504.exe to the folder:

    H:\Users\Public\Downloads\Hp\iQ804t\Vista64-Extracted\25-hp-touchsmart-software-sp37504\

    I would (theoretically) navigate windows explorer to:

    H:\Users\Public\Downloads\Hp\iQ804t\Vista64-Extracted\25-hp-touchsmart-software-sp37504\Source\hp\tmp\src

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    You can then double click on the SetupHPTouchSmart.msi file to start the installation.  Follow the prompts and once the installer is finished, you would theoretically now be able to run the HP TouchSmart software!

    Here’s a theoretical Windows 7 start menu with an entry for the “HP TouchSmart” software.

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    Next, do the same and extract the installation files using 7-Zip for the two other packages:

    • sp40893.exe – the HP TouchSmart Music/Photo/Video Application Update

    Update: if you have Windows 7 build 7000 or above, you can simply run hp\tmp\src\setup.exe

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    • sp40894.exe – the latest HP TouchSmart software update
      • Just like above, run the \src\src\SetupHPTouchSmart.msi file from wherever you extracted the contents of sp40894.exe

    After all packages are installed, here’s what the “Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features” page would theoretically look like in Windows 7 Ultimate:

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    Notice the versions of the HP TouchSmart software components: 2.0.210.0 and 2.5.2103 for the Music/Photo/Video update.

    You can (theoretically) install other updates from the HP support site in a similar way – for example sp40891.exe contains the “Calendar Update” and sp37392.exe contains drivers for the keyboard and ACPI.  Here’s the list of all of the updates I theoretically would have downloaded and extracted:

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    Theoretically you would create one folder per
    driver or application update found on the HP
    support site and then extract each update into each folder

    Of course, these are theoretical tips – why would we want to re-install software we bought on the same machine HP sold us?

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