HP HotKey Support Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The HP HotKey Support software provides the support for handling fixed notebook buttons (called Hotkeys) that provide quick access to a particular function when pressed for HP’s business notebooks. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of HP HotKey Support from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install HP HotKey Support Silently

HP HotKey Support Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/laptops
  2. Enter Laptop Model
  3. Expand Software-Solutions
  4. Download HP Hotkey Support
  5. Download the spXXXXX.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
  7. Download the VC_redist.x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  8. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  9. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  10. Enter the following command to extract the setup.exe
    • spXXXXX.exe /s /e /f "C:\Downloads"
  11. Press Enter
  12. Enter the following command to install pre-req
    • VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  13. Press Enter
  14. Enter the following command:
    • setup.exe /S /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
  15. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find HP HotKey Support entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:HP HotKey Support
Vendor:Hewlett-Packard
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)setup.exe /S /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
Silent Uninstall Switch:setup.exe /S /x /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
Download Link:https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/laptops

HP HotKey Support Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/laptops
  2. Enter Laptop Model
  3. Expand Software-Solutions
  4. Download HP Hotkey Support
  5. Download the spXXXXX.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
  7. Download the VC_redist.x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  8. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  9. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  10. Enter the following command to extract the setup.exe
    • spXXXXX.exe /s /e /f "C:\Downloads"
  11. Press Enter
  12. Enter the following command to extract the HP Hotkey Support.msi:
    • setup.exe /S /x /b"C:\Downloads\HPHKS" /v"/qn"
  13. Press Enter
  14. Enter the following command to install pre-req
    • VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  15. Press Enter
  16. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\HPHKS folder
  17. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i "HP Hotkey Support.msi" TRANSFORMS=1033.MST /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress
  18. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find HP HotKey Support entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:HP HotKey Support
Vendor:HP Inc
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /i "HP Hotkey Support.msi" TRANSFORMS=1033.MST /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x "HP Hotkey Support.msi" /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa "HP Hotkey Support.msi" /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress
Download Link:https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/laptops

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

The HP HotKey Support installers offer the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

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HP HotKey Support Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

setup.exe /S /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\HPHKS-Install.log""

HP HotKey Support Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i "HP Hotkey Support.msi" TRANSFORMS=1033.MST /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\HPHKS-Install.log"

How to Uninstall HP HotKey Support Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

HP HotKey Support Silent Uninstall (EXE)

setup.exe /S /x /v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"

HP HotKey Support Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x "HP Hotkey Support.msi" /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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