At Dell, we appreciate how busy and hectic life can be and the last thing you want is an IT related issue to deal with. With this in mind, we have several tools and solutions available to your to proactively update and notify you when new drivers or downloads are available for your Dell PC or Tablet.
Each has been listed below with a brief outline of the tool benefits along with the system and support requirements. Dell continually update and improve these notification tools to keep your Dell purchase performing.
SupportAssist for Home PCs is available for Dell PCs running a Windows Operating System (Inspiron, XPS, Latitude, Vostro, Alienware) and lets you know which new drivers, BIOS, and firmware updates are available for download. Learn more about Dell SupportAssist by clicking here
SupportAssist notifies you when new updates are available, allowing you to download all the updates at once, or select them individually and download them at a convenient time. SupportAssist installs them automatically on your behalf.
SupportAssist is installed on most Dell Windows PCs. You can find it by searching “SupportAssist” in your Windows start menu. If you don’t find it on your PC, you can download it here.
Dell Update is installed as a standalone application on consumer platforms (Inspiron, Vostro, XPS, Alienware running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10) to provide updates (BIOS, firmware, drivers, and applications) for systems software released by Dell.
This tool informs you when a critical driver update is available, for example when an issue has been identified by Dell and the latest driver version has a fix for the problem.
Download Dell Update for Microsoft Windows 10 (32 & 64 bit)
Download Dell Update for Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1
NOTE: You must log in as a user with administrator privileges to install or update the Dell Update application.
| Dell Command | Update is our business orientated application installed as a standalone application on commercial platforms (OptiPlex, Venue Pro Tablet, Precision, XPS Notebook, and Latitude models running Windows 7, 8/8.1 and 10. ) to provide updates (BIOS, firmware, drivers, and applications) for systems software released by Dell.
Download Dell Command | Update (CLI) for systems running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Download Dell Command | Update for systems running Windows 10 RedStone 1 and later
NOTE: You must log in as a user with administrator privileges to install or update the Dell Command | Update application.
You can also subscribe to have Support Notifications
that are emailed directly to you for your specific product or a range of products that you may be interested in. These notifications can be driver updates or general product information.
To sign up and manage these just sign in to your Dell Account
and choose your preferences. More details can be found here
Dell Notification Tools – comparison table
Now that we have introduced you to all the options available to inform you of system updates needed to keep your Dell product in good health, we have summarized the key elements in the table below. Remember that some are dependent on the Dell product purchased.
Dell Command Update
Inspiron, Vostro, XPS,
Precision, Venue Pro
Tablets, XPS Notebooks
on command or
on a continuous
Email or SMS
required to run
Yes (2.4) No (3.0)