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I need a command line option to silently analyze, detect, download and Install the HP recommended driver, software and firmware/BIOS updates from the HP site.


I tried the following command and it it appeared to silently detect download and install the updates I needed:

HPImageAssistant.exe /Operation:Analyze /Action:Install /Selection:All /Silent /ReportFolder:C:\SrcCode\HPIA\Logs /SoftpaqDownloadFolder:C:\SrcCode\HPIA\Drivers


However it also installs other HP Recommended programs that I don't want. i.e. HP Hotkey support, Collaboration Keyboards...etc.


Is there a command-line option to only upgrade the drivers and programs I already have installed?

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Your command line indicates "Selection:All"


At the least, you can select from the following for the Selection designtor:


Critical Recommended



You may fine-tune your installation / selection list using other designators as shown in the table.


The HPIA User Guide

Chapter 7 - Running from a command-line - starting on Page 21


Example:  Designator "Selection"

Table 7-1 Command-Line options and their descriptions (continued) - Page 22



For those reading:


HP Image Assistant (HPIA)


Business Systems - Client Management Solutions (software management)


NOTICE:  The Download Library marks SDM as "EOL July 2019"


White Paper on the subject (document may or may not load - access appears to be temperamental).  If the file does not open, try copy/paste of the address into your browser address bar (URL).



Partial Excerpt of the "End of Life" PDF file content:

This document can be shared internally & externally.

HP is retiring HP SoftPaq Download Manager (HP SDM) on July 31st, 2019, it will be replaced by HP Image Assistant.

HP Image Assistant is a free tool that aids IT Administrators improve the quality and security of their PC Windows image by diagnosing the image, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and analyzing their PC’s readiness for migration between Windows 7 and Windows 10.
HP Image Assistant can be downloaded at the HP Manageability website.

HP Image Assistant (HPIA)



Except continues:

Will I be able to continue to use SDM?
Yes, SDM, will continue to work and have access to updates (SoftPaqs) for older
products launched before July 31st, 2019. SoftPaq Download Manager will not be tested
with new product launched after July 31st, 2019. HP recommends using HP Image
Assistant to access updates to new products.


So, what to do?


If you can do so, it is time to migrate to the  HP Image Assistant


From the Image Assistant Web page:



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