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Dell Update and Alienware Update

Summary: This article provides information about how to download Dell Update and Alienware Update, features, specifications, and release notes.

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  • Support for Alienware Update and Dell Update will end on December 31,2024
  • Install SupportAssist to ensure your system is up to date and performing at its best

Dell Update (for consumer and client computers only) and Alienware Update (for Alienware computers only) is a stand-alone application that provides updates for Dell system software. This application simplifies the BIOS, firmware, driver, and application update experience for Dell consumer client hardware. This application can also be used to install drivers after the operating system and network drivers are installed based on the computer's identity.

Note: Dell highly recommends downloading and installing the latest Dell Update or Alienware Update during your next scheduled update cycle. The updates contain feature enhancements or changes that improve the reliability and availability of your computer.
Note: Dell Update and Alienware Update Classic interface is not supported from version 4.7 onwards and the older Dell Update and Alienware Update Classic clients are upgraded to Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.7 UWP.

For release notes, Dell Technologies recommends getting the latest information from the most current Release Notes.

To get Dell Update or Alienware Update, follow these steps (dell support):

  • Go to the Dell Support page.
  • Under Identify your product, enter the Service Tag of your supported Dell device and click Search, or click Detect PC.
  • On the Product Support Page for your Dell device, click Drivers & Downloads.
  • Find Manually find a specific driver for your [model] and Click Find drivers on the right side of the page.
  • Check the Application checkbox under Category dropdown.
  • Locate Dell Update (or Alienware Update) in the list and select Download on the right side of the page.
  • Locate the downloaded file on your computer (in Google Chrome, the file appears at the bottom of the chrome window), and run the executable file.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install Dell Update or Alienware Update.
For installation instructions, Dell Technologies recommends getting the latest information from the most current User's Guide.

For additional information about Dell Update or Alienware Update, see Dell article 149088: Dell Update and Alienware Update - Overview and common questions

For additional reference on downloading and installing drivers, see the following Dell Knowledge Base Article: Drivers & Downloads FAQs

Additional Information

Article Properties

Affected Product

Alienware Update, Dell Update

Last Published Date

10 May 2024



Article Type

How To