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How to Download and Install Dell Drivers

Summary: This article provides information about how to download and install or update Dell drivers for your Dell desktop, laptop, all-in-one, workstation, printer, monitor, tablets, and so on.

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Dell Drivers & Downloads website allows you to download drivers, firmware, and some software applications for Dell desktops, laptops, all-in-one computers, docking stations, tablets, mobile devices, printers, monitors, projectors, servers, storage & networking devices, and so on.

Dell Technologies recommends that you download the drivers for your Dell computer, printer, tablet, and other Dell devices from the Dell Drivers & Downloads website.

WARNING: Downloading and installing Dell-developed drivers or software from third-party or unknown sources can cause the computer or device not to work correctly, cause the computer to crash or not boot into the operating system, or in some rare instances infect the computer with virus, trojan, or other malicious software.
NOTE: Drivers for third-party or non-Dell products such as non-Dell branded printers, docking stations, webcams, scanners, monitors, and so on must be downloaded from the device manufacturer's website.

How to download and install a Dell driver

  1. Go to the Dell Drivers & Downloads website.
  2. Identify your Dell product
    • Select Download & Install SupportAssist to auto-detect your Dell product. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Dell SupportAssist.
    • Or, enter the Service Tag, Express Service Code, or the Serial number of the Dell product and Select Search.
    • Or, select Browse all products to manually select your Dell product from the catalog.
  3. Select Check for Updates to allow Dell to automatically find driver updates for you.
  4. Alternatively, you can manually locate and download the drivers using:
    • Keyword search box - Enter a keyword of the driver that you are looking for. For example, BIOS, Chipset, Audio, Video, and so on.
    • Operating System & Category filters - Select the operating system that is installed on the Dell computer and choose a driver category.
    NOTE: To view drivers for your specific Dell computer, turn on the toggle switch "Show downloads for only THIS PC."
  5. Select the Download button next to the driver of your choice and save the file. Select Show All to see the remaining drivers.
  6. Using File Explorer (also known as Windows Explorer), browse to the location where the downloaded file was saved.
  7. Double-Select the .exe driver installation file that you downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 for other drivers (if required).
  9. After the driver installation is complete, restart the computer.

How to download and install drivers using the SupportAssist app

SupportAssist application is preinstalled on Dell computers that are shipped with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

NOTE: SupportAssist is available for Windows computers only. If SupportAssist is not available, download and install the SupportAssist app.
NOTE: Your Windows login account must have administrator privileges to download and install SupportAssist.
  1. Select Start and type SupportAssist.
  2. Select the SupportAssist app in the search results.
  3. In the SupportAssist window, Select Start now.
  4. SupportAssist automatically scans your computer, checks for driver updates, downloads, and installs the latest drivers (if available).
  5. SupportAssist also runs other automated tasks such as scan hardware, tune performance, optimize the network, and so on.

Finding device drivers for your Dell

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How to update drivers using SupportAssist

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Chromebox, Alienware, Inspiron, Legacy Desktop Models, OptiPlex, Vostro, XPS, G Series, Alienware and Dell Gaming Monitors, C Series, D Series, E Series, Legacy Monitors, P Series, S Series, SE Series, UltraSharp Premier (UP) Series , UltraSharp (U) Series, PC & Tablet Accessories, Dell Printers, MultiFunction Printers, Legacy Printers, Smart Printers, Chromebook, G Series, Alienware, Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro, XPS, Legacy Laptop Models, Latitude Tablets, XPS Tablets, Fixed Workstations, Mobile Workstations ...
Last Published Date

23 Jan 2024



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How To