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Introduction 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.
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.