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Dell Client System Update

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NOTE: The latest version of DCSU is now Dell Command | Update and is a part of the Dell Client Command Suite.  Click HERE to go to the new page.

This page is being retained for customers who are still using DCSU 1.3 or earlier.

The Dell Client System Update (DCSU) application provides update capabilities for Dell™ OptiPlex™, Latitude™ and Dell Precision™ client platforms. DCSU is locally installed on the target system. It includes support for retrieving and installing updates for BIOS, drivers, and system software released by Dell.

View the DCSU 1.3 User Guide for up-to-date information, including supported operating systems and models.

Note that DCSU supports only the most common updates across these systems; therefore, the updates offered and installed by DCSU may be a subset of all the updates offered on Dell's support Web site.

Dell Client System Update is primarily targeted at customers who want to manage systems on their own. The tool is designed to allow users to specify their update preferences and even apply updates based on the criticality. Alternatively, end users can use the scheduling option to keep their systems up-to-date with the systems software released by Dell.

A local repository can be created with Repository Manager for Clients


Download and read the Dell Client System Update (DCSU) Whitepaper

Download and Install


  1. Go to
  2. Select Drivers and Downloads, and enter your model information.
  3. In the Systems Management category, select Client System Update.


Download Dell Client System Update version 1.3 released on 10/25/2012.

*Note: The download is not specific to the model you selected. Download once and use on all supported models.


  • Manual - Launch the downloaded .exe manually as an administrator
  • Silent Install
    1. Launch the downloaded .exe as an administrator, and allow it to extract the installation file

Running the Application

Below are some screen displays for the Dell Client System Update utility.

By default, simply click the arrow to check for updates (requires admin privileges).

The scan will begin. It will contact to verify you have the latest drivers and applications. (Use the Advanced tab to modify proxy settings, if needed.)

A summary appears. You can click the Install button to install all updates, and enable the check box to Automatically reboot when required....

Or, select Customize selection for more information, and to deselect updates, if desired. Then select Continue to install.

Click the Advanced tab to configure internet proxy settings, download filters, source location, and import or export settings.

Click on the Schedule tab to set a schedule to automatically check for and/or deploy updates on a regular interval.

Click system details to display current driver and BIOS versions. You can even Export these details to an .xml file.

You can also view and export the activity log if desired.

  • You need to update the latest version number to 1.2.3

  • Why does the Dell Client System Update tells me that my Latitude E5530 is not supported?

  • The link to the manual is missing/wrong - please update.

  • Found it:

  • Not updated since 10/25/2012, on a lot of systems it doesn't show updates that are available on the website, just now I ran it three times on a Latitude 6420 and it showed different updates (even different version of the BIOS!) every single time! What the <ADMIN NOTE: Substitute character removed as per TOU> I guess I'll post on the forum with the screenshots...

    You have to seriously invest more time on this, it just seems you don't think updating the systems is important!

    Also System details should show the model and Service tag of the computer and the version of the Dell Driver packages installed and not just the driver version Windows reports...