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Dell Updates

Ann Byrne
 

My student's Dell computer frequently displays a message saying that Dell updates are available, and by now she has 15 updates. The message disappears immediately. Is there a setting somewhere in the Dell parameters where she can activate the updates without having to capture the displayed message. I will change windows settings to keep the message on the screen longer, but a direct activation would be more practical.

Thx,

Ann

Fanus
 

Hello Ann
Since 2011 I had such bad experiences with my Dell laptop that I will never
buy Dell again. I had a 3 year "at home" warranty" but when the hard drive
died after 9 month the Dell people said that I live too far away for them to
come out. They did send another drive but I had to pay to have it replaced
and Windows reinstalled. Sometimes I get those reminders only to find that
there are no updates available. Two weeks ago I had a hard drive crash, the
third since I got the Dell and now after installing Windows 10 again I find
that some devices, like my scanner is not working and there are no drivers
available. So, next time the Dell goes to the bin.
Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann
Byrne
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 4:09 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Dell Updates

My student's Dell computer frequently displays a message saying that
Dell updates are available, and by now she has 15 updates. The
message disappears immediately. Is there a setting somewhere in the
Dell parameters where she can activate the updates without having to
capture the displayed message. I will change windows settings to
keep the message on the screen longer, but a direct activation would
be more practical.

Thx,

Ann

Jim Weiss
 

Ann,
If you run the Dell Update Utility directly you will see a list of all of the updates available.  You will see how Dell has categorized them and select if you want to install them.
Press the Windows key and type Dell Update and select it from the list of programs installed.  You may need to use the touch cursor to see all of the items, but it is fairly accessible.
Regards,
Jim Weiss
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Cuyahoga County Chapter - President







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On Jun 26, 2020, at 10:09 AM, Ann Byrne <annakb@...> wrote:

My student's Dell computer frequently displays a message saying that Dell updates are available, and by now she has 15 updates.  The message disappears immediately.  Is there a setting somewhere in the Dell parameters where she can activate the updates without having to capture the displayed message.  I will change windows settings to keep the message on the screen longer, but a direct activation would be more practical.

Thx,

Ann





Ann Byrne
 

Hi, Jim,

Thanks a lot. this sounded so promising; but I couldn't find Dell Utilities on the start menu or with search. So I extended the message retension time in Windows to a minute, and hope the student can enter on the update message and make something good happen.

Mr. Ed
 

Hi Ann,
Did you try using the key stroke windows + A to get to the action center and
see if the Dell info is there.
Mr. Ed

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann
Byrne
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 3:05 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Dell Updates

Hi, Jim,

Thanks a lot. this sounded so promising; but I couldn't find Dell
Utilities on the start menu or with search. So I extended the
message retension time in Windows to a minute, and hope the student
can enter on the update message and make something good happen.

Ann Byrne
 

Good thought. I will try it Monday.

At 08:10 PM 6/26/2020, you wrote:
Hi Ann,
Did you try using the key stroke windows + A to get to the action center and
see if the Dell info is there.
Mr. Ed

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ann
Byrne
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 3:05 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Dell Updates

Hi, Jim,

Thanks a lot. this sounded so promising; but I couldn't find Dell
Utilities on the start menu or with search. So I extended the
message retension time in Windows to a minute, and hope the student
can enter on the update message and make something good happen.






Jim Weiss
 

Ann,
You can always download Dell Update from the Dell website. I noticed if I install Dell Update from the Microsoft Store it doesn’t show up in the Start menu. If I download it directly from Dell I have a tool that I can use. Also your client can create an account on Dell and add her service tag to her account. Dell will then create a list of drivers and software that is particular to her machine.
Good luck.
Jim Weiss
jimweiss72@...


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On Jun 26, 2020, at 4:04 PM, Ann Byrne <annakb@...> wrote:

Hi, Jim,

Thanks a lot. this sounded so promising; but I couldn't find Dell Utilities on the start menu or with search. So I extended the message retension time in Windows to a minute, and hope the student can enter on the update message and make something good happen.