Download notification applications

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 have 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.



esupport assistDell SupportAssist is available for all Dell personal PCs and tablets running a Windows Operating System ( Inspiron, XPS, Latitude, Vostro, Venue, Alienware) and let you know which new drivers, BIOS and firmware update available to be downloaded. Learn more about Dell SupportAssist by clicking here.

Let us introduce you to Dell Dell SupportAssist, the industry’s first automated proactive and predictive support technology.

SupportAssist will notify you when new updates will be available, allowing you to download all the updates at once, or select them individually and download them at a convenient time. SupportAssist will install them automatically on your behalf.

SupportAssist also proactively checks the health of your system’s hardware and software. When an issue is detected, the necessary system state information is sent to Dell for troubleshooting to begin. Dell will contact you to start the resolution conversation, preventing issues from becoming costly problems.

Dell SupportAssist is available for all Dell personal PCs and tablets running a Windows Operating System. ( Inspiron, XPS, Latitude, Vostro, Venue, Alienware)


esupport support assist

Download and install Dell SupportAssist (requires administrator rights to be installed).


 
esupport updates icon 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 will inform 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.




Dell Updates 3_0

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.



 esupport updates icon 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.
 

Dell Command Updates 3_0

Download Dell Command | Update 2.4 with CLI for systems running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Download Dell Command | Update 3.0 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.
 



esupport notifications Support Notifications

You can also subscribe to have Support Notifications 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 of the options available to inform you of system updates needed to keep your Dell product in good health, we have summarised the key elements in the table below. Please remember that some are dependant on the Dell product purchased.


 

Dell SupportAssist

Dell Update

Dell Command Update

Dell Notifications

Platforms supported

Inspiron, XPS,
Latitude, Vostro,
Venue, Alienware 

Inspiron, Vostro, XPS,
Alienware

Latitude, OptiPlex,
Precision, Venue Pro
Tablets, XPS Notebooks

All systems

Compatible Operating
systems

Windows 7,
Windows 8.1,
Windows 10

Windows7,
Windows 8.1,
Windows 10

Windows 7,
Windows 8.1,
Windows 10

All supported

Notification Level

All updates

All updates

All updates

All updates

Notification
Methodology

Notifications pushed
through
 SupportAssist

Windows event
notifications 

Windows event
notifications pulled
on command or
scheduled for
automatic
check/updates
on a continuous
basis 

Email or SMS

 Administrator rights
required to run

Yes

No

Yes (2.4) No (3.0)

No

Reinstallation link

Dell SupportAssist

Dell Update
(Windows 7 and 8.1)

 

Dell Update
(Windows 10 32 & 64 bit)

Dell Command |
Update 2.4

(Windows 7,
Windows 8.1,
Windows 10)

Dell Command |
Update 3.0

(Windows 10
RedStone 1 and
 later)