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Dell Client Drivers and Downloads Update Release Schedule

Summary: This article provides information about the Dell client drivers and downloads update release schedule.

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Dell intends to release software updates for BIOS, drivers, firmware, and other software components for desktops, laptops, and all-in-one computers monthly. These releases typically alternate between functional and security updates as indicated below. Dell reserves the right to modify this schedule at any time without prior notice.

Table 1: Dell's drivers and downloads release schedule.
Functional Updates Security Updates
January February
March April
May June
July August
September October
November December

Except as otherwise stated below, updates are generally released on on the second Tuesday of every month. Updates through Windows Updates are released simultaneously.

Updates that are released over Dell applications such as Dell Command | Update, Dell Update, Alienware Update, SupportAssist, and Custom Update catalogs will generally be released beginning on the second Friday of every month.

Updates that are released over Dell tools such as Dell Command Driver Packages and Dell Business Client Catalog will generally be released on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Dell reserves the right to release updates at any time for issues that present a significant risk to Dell or our customers.

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Alienware, Inspiron, Retired Models, OptiPlex, Vostro, XPS, G Series, G Series, Alienware, Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro, XPS, Retired Models, Fixed Workstations, Mobile Workstations

Last Published Date

11 Apr 2022



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How To