Download or Update Dell Drivers using Dell Update utility

One safe way to download or update your existing Device Drivers for your Windows 10 PC, is to visit the manufacturers website and download drivers from the website directly. This way you are sure that you are getting the latest drivers, delivered safely to your device. We have already seen how to make Windows download Drivers & realistic Icons automatically from the Microsoft website. Now let us see how you can automatically download or update Dell Drivers directly from the Dell website.

Dell System Detect

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Dell offers several tools for its computer users, including the Dell Support Center software to help you keep your Dell running smoothly. As far as identifying the drivers required is concerned, Dell automates the whole process. It will detect the model and make of your device and components and see which drivers are required for it.

To do this, you will have to visit the Dell website and install Dell System Detect. This tool was in the news earlier this year, as it had a vulnerability which put PC users to risk. This was of course patched quickly.

To begin, visit the Dell website. Here you can enter your Service Tag, which is found at the bottom of the laptop, browse for a specific product or auto-detect your product by installing the Dell System Detect. Click on the Detect Product button to install Dell System Detect. Once you do this, the tool will download and install itself on your computer.

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Once the scan is completed, it will identify your device and offer you several options.

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Dell Update application

Clicking in the Detect drivers button will allow Dell to scan your PC by installing Dell Update application. Dell Update is a small tool automatically updates critical fixes and important device drivers when they become available. It is also available as a direct download here at Dell. This tool will offer you only those drivers that are required for your computer. This ensures that your PC has the most critical updates without you having to check online and install them yourself.

Once the tool completes its scan, it will offer a lit of drivers for which updates are available. Carefully go through the list and select the one’s you want to install.

I have used Dell as an example, since I use a Dell laptop, but I am sure other leading manufactures like HP, Lenovo, Asus, Samsung, Toshiba, Acer, etc, too have similar solutions.

Read: Where to download drivers for Windows 10.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Achint Vishwas

    how to see download list in dell update utility

  2. Eugene Tapley

    dell detect sucks

  3. dazle1

    dell system detect requires .net framework 4.5 which wont work on winxp, so system detect wont work on winxp, so all these computers dell made with winxp cant be detected, how stupid a company is that!

  4. Joseph Visaggi

    If you are still using XP, you have bigger problems. Microsoft ended support for XP in 2014 and you expect other companies to support it

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