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Should I remove Dell Client System Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,359
United States Rank #1,570
Reach 0.2679%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.95 days
293.61 days >
Average installed length: 154.27 days


1.3.0 72.58%
1.2.3 11.50%
1.2.2 5.89%
1.2.1 8.92%
1.2.0 0.70%
1.1.1 0.30%
1.1.0 0.02%
1.0.1 0.02%
1.0 0.08%

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Dell Client System Update

What is Dell Client System Update?

Dell Client System Update 1x1 Tool is a stand-alone application that provides a Windows Update like experience for Dell Business Client platforms. The application provides the ability to retrieve and update systems software released by Dell. Note: The updates offered and provided by this tool may be a subset of the updates offered on Dell's support website. Update Packages for Windows can be used as a stand-alone application to apply an update and ensure that specific validation criteria are met before performing the update.


It is typically pre-installed with most new Dell computers. The most common release is 1.3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named DellClientSystemUpdate.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 23.7 MB (24,853,960 bytes). The installed file DellClientSystemUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\ClientSystemUpdate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{04566294-A6B6-4462-9721-031073EB3694}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Client System Update

Program executable:DellClientSystemUpdate.exe
Name:Dell Client System Update
Signed by:Dell Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\ClientSystemUpdate\DellClientSystemUpdate.exe
Additional files:
  • APP_WIN_R268961.EXE - Dell Client System Update, v.1.1.1, A03 (Dell Update Package: Dell Client System Update, v.1.1.1, A03)
  • Apply.dll - Dell Client System Update (Apply)
  • CompareFilter.dll - CompareFilter
  • Core.dll - Core
  • CoreUtils.dll - CoreUtils
  • CplIcon.dll - DCSU Ctrl Panel Icon dll
  • CplSetup.exe - DCSU Ctrl Panel Icon Setup
  • dcsu-cli.exe - Dell Client System Update - CLI
  • DellClientSystemUpdate.exe
  • DellFrameworkLibrary.dll - Dell Framework Library
  • DellSecurityManager.dll - DellSecurityManager
  • DownloadManager.dll - DownloadManager
  • DownloadQuery.dll - DownloadQuery
  • DriverExtraction.dll - DriverExtraction
  • DriverInstallPack.dll - DriverInstallPack
  • Interfaces.dll - Interfaces
  • InventoryScan.dll - InventoryScan
  • Logging.dll - Logging
  • Preferences.dll - Preferences
  • ProcessRunner.dll - ProcessRunner
  • RepositoryController.dll - RepositoryController
  • Scheduling.dll - Scheduling
  • Utilities.dll - Utilities
  • Writers.dll - Writers
  • InvColPC.exe - Inventory Collector (Dell Inventory Utility)
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DellClientSystemUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Client System Update' (runs weekly on Mondays at 5:23 AM).

How do I remove Dell Client System Update?

You can uninstall Dell Client System Update from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dell Client System Update, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Dell Client System Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.04%
Windows 10 11.17%
Windows XP 0.70%
Windows Vista 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 78.91%
Windows 10 Pro 4.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.32%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.19%
  France 4.27%
  United Kingdom 3.44%
  Germany 2.14%
  Canada 1.73%
  India 1.37%
  Brazil 1.24%
  Italy 1.18%
  Netherlands 1.13%
  Australia 0.91%
  Sweden 0.87%
  Japan 0.83%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Israel 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.54%
Intel 0.21%
Hewlett-Packard 0.10%
Alienware 0.06%
Lenovo 0.04%
Acer 0.04%
Gateway 0.02%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 3010 6.79%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 6.08%
Dell OptiPlex 3020 4.97%
Dell Latitude E6420 4.33%
Dell OptiPlex 390 4.22%
Dell Latitude E5530 non-v... 4.01%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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