Update your Dell BIOS and device drivers
The Dell Command | Update (DCU) app allows you to discover and install driver, BIOS and firmware updates on your system. The app allows you to keep your system up to date by automatically interrogating your system and comparing it to the available updates on dell.com/support for your specific system.
Just as your Windows operating system needs to be updated regularly, your Dell firmware and device drivers should also be kept up-to-date. The update process using this app is simple. Please follow the steps in this article about once a month to keep your computer running efficiently.
NOTE: You have to run the Dell Command | Update multiple times… until it comes back and shows that there are no more updates to install.
NOTE: If you are not using a Dell computer, then you can skip this article.
How to run the Dell Command | Update utility
Once the updates have been installed
We recommend running the Dell Command | Update app again. Sometimes more updates will become available now that your computer has been updated.
How frequently should I run the Dell Command | Update app?
About once a month should be sufficient.
I don’t have a Dell computer. I have a Lenovo / HP / ASUS…
All manufacturers have a similar program. Click your start button and look through your list of programs for a similar program.
I just installed Microsoft Patches. Do I have to do Dell patches, too?
I’m running the App, but my screens look different from these.
There are several versions of Dell Command | Update. Your screens may look different, but the basic process should be the same.
If you have questions about this, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.