Dell Auto Detect – Dell has one of the easiest ways to detect drivers on your system. It has a system analysis function that helps to understand the features of a particular driver and then set the user up for the auto detect facility to help use the system better. The auto detect feature has helped Dell users, especially when you are not able to understand a specific function or install any software application.
One of the best parts about the Dell auto detect is that the system analysis that is done on the Downloads page or the Drivers page will detect the Dell Computer’s Service Tag automatically and show the system configuration. This helps the troubleshooters with a lot of information such as:
• If the system is still under warranty or not. You may not know if any particular part of the system is under warranty. So, instead of trying to find a replacement, it will be better to let the experts do the job.
• The auto detect will also show the software applications that are installed on your computer currently. It also breaks down the applications according to their versions; the ones that are updated will be listed in one section and the ones that need to be updated are listed in another section.
• It also helps to find the utility software applications and compatible drivers that can be used on your Dell computer or laptop.
• One of the most important detail that is picked up by the auto detect feature is the software usage data. It will monitor the software applications that you use the most in your Dell system and make sure that you get updates whenever a new version is available.
Using the Dell Auto Detect
Now that you have understood the benefits of the auto detect feature, you will want to know how to use the system analysis to run the auto detect. Here are the steps given below:
1. First, you will have to visit the official website of Dell and head over to the Dell Support page.
2. The Support page will have all the Dell products available and you will have to select yours from the list. If you are not sure about the make and model of the product that you are using, you can use the Detect Product option. The Dell system detect application will immediately identify the computer or laptop that you are using. There are many computers that do not have the Dell System Detect application. The auto download feature will make sure that the system is downloaded and installed on your computer.
3. Once the Support Page detects the computer that you are using, you will have to enter the Express Service Code or Service Tag. This is a unique code that every Dell computer or laptop has. Click on Submit after you have entered the code.
4. You will be redirected to a Downloads & Drivers page where you will have to click on the tab called Guide Me. As soon as you click on that tab, the auto detect application will start. It will search through your entire computer for the drivers that are already running and the ones that will optimize the performance of the machine. You will also get a list of driver updates that are required. There will be an option to optimize the system by downloading and installing the driver updates.
5. After the auto detect scan is complete, you will get a list of all the drivers that are currently running on your computer. You will get suggestions for the drivers that you need to install, the drivers that are already updated, and the ones that have to be updated to a newer version. There will be a Download and Install tab that you can click to download the drivers that are recommended.
The drivers will be ready to install after they are downloaded. You can follow the instructions that are provided online to finish the installation of the drivers and utilities. The auto detect feature is an absolute genius from Dell. You will not have to know a lot about the computer that you are using. The system application will do it for you!