Dell Command Updates

Type in Dell Command in the search bar. Right click and select run as administrator (you do not need to run as admin everytime, but if you plan to edit the settings as suggested here you likely will need to. To just check for updates, clicking on the app is fine)

Configure settings:

once dell command update open, click the gear in the top right

You should then see the following screen (if these options are greyed out please close and run again as administrator)

click update settings - make sure check for updates is set to automatic. Then select download and install updates (notify when complete)

This will make sure that your updates come through in the background, and the application will notify you when it is time to restart. It may require being connected to power but it will inform you of this. 

To run dell command manually ( this is good to do after first confioguting auto updates as described, or if you are expercing an issue):

open dell command by searching for it in the search bar as above. Once the app opens hit check:

Once finished checking, if there are pending updates you will see this screen that lists them:

The yellow warning notice lets you know that to finish applying certain pending updates you will need to be connected to power. If you would like to know specifically which updates will be applying feel free to scroll down and hit view details, although you do not need to do this. 

You can see the updates that are pending here. The most notable one, is the BIOS update. These are important, and it is the reason for the above warning requiring power. If your computer reboots or loses power during a bios update, you are probably going to have a bad day. That being said, do not be afraid of BIOS updates, they are your friend. Just be aware that after restarting there may be roughly a 15 minute period where you are unable to use the laptop. There will be a screen similar to below. Just make sure the device stays powered on during this time and you will be fine.