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Should I remove Dell Command | Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,784
United States Rank #2,577
Reach 0.1440%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.68 days
285.56 days >
Average installed length: 150.04 days


2.4.0 0.53%
2.3.1 7.26%
2.3.0 4.44%
2.2.0 8.67%
2.1.1 15.78%
2.1.0 6.83%
2.0.0 56.50%

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Dell Command | Update


Dell Command | Update is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 2.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 48.96 MB (51,339,719 bytes). The installed file DellCommandUpdate.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 69% of users of Dell Command | Update come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\CommandUpdate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EC542D5D-B608-4145-A8F7-749C02BE6D94}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 48.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Command | Update

  • Clarity.dll - Dell Command | Update (Dell Clarity Library)
  • Core.dll - Core
  • CplIcon.dll - Ctrl Panel Resources
  • CplSetup.exe - Control Panel Icon Setup
  • dcu-cli.exe - Dell Command | Update (CLI Version)
  • DellCommandUpdate.exe
  • OobeService.exe - Out of Box Experience Service
  • OobeSetup.exe - Out of Box Experience Setup
  • TaskSetup.exe - Task Setup
  • InvColPC.exe - Inventory Collector (Dell Inventory Utility)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DellCommandUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Command Update' (runs monthly on Tuesdays at 4:08 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DellCommandUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Command Update Auto Apply.
  • OobeService.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Command | Update OOBE' (dcu-oobe).
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • OobeSetup.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'dcu-oobe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\CommandUpdate\OobeSetup.exe -task.

How do I remove Dell Command | Update?

You can uninstall Dell Command | 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 Command | 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 Command | Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.80%
Windows 10 40.95%
Windows XP 0.18%
Windows Vista 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 54.17%
Windows 10 Pro 31.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.05%
Windows 10 Home 1.69%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.04%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  France 3.27%
  Italy 3.05%
  Germany 2.92%
  Canada 2.05%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  Belgium 0.95%
  Sweden 0.85%
  Spain 0.85%
  India 0.75%
  Australia 0.67%
  Brazil 0.65%
  South Africa 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.75%
Intel 0.18%
ASUS 0.07%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 3020 7.27%
Dell OptiPlex 9020 3.97%
Dell Latitude E7450 2.84%
Dell Latitude E5550 2.54%
Dell Latitude E5450 2.50%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 2.50%

About Dell

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


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