HP Softpaq Download Manager

Hewlett-Packard Company (Freeware)

HP Softpaq Download Manager, or HP SDM, is a download manager program specifically designed to streamline the download process of SoftPaqs. SoftPaqs are the software and driver updates for certain HP client computer models. With this application, it is no longer necessary to search for and download SoftPaqs manually. Instead, HP SDM can do all these things within a single interface.

With this program, it is possible to identify important updates. HP SDM has a feature called Auto-Selecting and Filtering. This feature helps identify which updates are critical and which are not. There are five priority options – Critical, Critical/Recommended, All, Auto Installable and None. Selecting one of these options enables the user to choose which SoftPaqs are to be prioritized. SoftPaqs can also be filtered according to category, name, priority, version, date or size.

The program also makes it possible to locate files easily. Just choose the model, language and operating system then click the “Find Available SoftPaqs”. The program will show the available updates that match the chosen criteria. After doing so, the user now has the option to choose which update/software is to be downloaded. This download manager features batch downloading as well. This enables users to download multiple SoftPaqs simultaneously. Choosing the target download folder and viewing download history are also featured in this application.