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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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Dell Update (for consumer and client systems only) and Alienware Update (for Alienware systems only) is a stand-alone application that provides updates for system software that is released by Dell. 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 system 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 system.

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.5

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.5 (released March 2022).

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:

Documentation Links

New features in version 4.5

  • Improved the Windows Error Reporting (WER) service
  • Added support to postpone notifications during conference calls
  • Added support to provide updates for inbox drivers
  • Supports faster restore point creation capability
  • Enhanced user experience during the initial setup

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.4

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.4 (released October 2021).

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:

Documentation Links

New features in version 4.4

  • Improved the Windows Narrator experience
  • Enhanced the security check during file download.

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.3

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.3 (released July 2021).

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:

Documentation Links

New features in version 4.3

  • Enabling security enhancement with Dell signature verification for all packages
  • Providing an enhanced user experience of one hour quiet period after the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE)

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.2.1

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.2.1 (released June 2021).

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:

Documentation Links

New features in version 4.2.1

  • Updated Inventory Module

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.2

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.2 (released May 2021).

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:

Documentation Links

New features in version 4.2

  • Enhanced download mechanism
  • Improved telemetry event logging mechanism
  • More toast notifications for reboot

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.1

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.1 (released January 2021)

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:

Documentation Links

New features in version 4.1

  • Improved scan logic
  • Upgraded security features
  • Updated toast notifications
  • Improved messaging for BIOS installation failure scenarios

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.0

Dell Update and Alienware Update 4.0 (released November 2020)

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:

Documentation Links

​​​​​​New features in version 4.0

  • Added support for Windows Declarative Componentized Hardware (DCH) drivers
  • Added the Security Updates option under Selected Updates.
  • Added the dock service tag to the Additional Details icon in the system information view.
  • Improved user interface experience.

Additional Information

Previous Releases

Dell Update and Alienware Update 3.1.3

Dell Update and Alienware Update 3.1.3 (released August 2020)

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:

New features in version 3.1.3
  • Improvements on the self-update process

Dell Update and Alienware Update 3.1.2

Dell Update and Alienware Update 3.1.2 (released April 2020)

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:

New features in version 3.1.2
  • Improved application installation time
  • Improved time required to check for updates
  • Addresses automatic system reboot issue
  • Last Check field in UI displays a more accurate time when a check for updates is performed.
  • Plus more (See the release notes for all the updates).

Dell Update and Alienware Update 3.1.1

Dell Update and Alienware Update (released February 2020)

There are two downloads available for Dell Update:

There are two downloads available for Alienware Update:


To learn more about Dell Update or Alienware Update, see the Dell knowledge base article Dell Update and Alienware Update - Overview and Common Questions.

Article Properties


Affected Product

Alienware Update, Dell Update

Last Published Date

28 Mar 2022

Version

8

Article Type

How To