Alienware Aurora R4 Command Center

so you bought yourself an Alienware R4 rig a few years back, you want to get your value out of the thing so upgrading to windows 10 is the logical thing to do. but wait Command Center no longer works?

The Problem: windows 10 doesn’t play nice with the Command Center software provided by Dell/Alienware.

The Solution: Command Center 3.6 in compatibility mode is your solution. download it here. run it in compatibility mode for windows 8.1 you also must designate window 8.1 on Dells download page for CC3.6 to even show up.

Dell backup and restore

If you’ve bought a new Dell recently you may have noticed one of the few software packages Dell has pre-installed for you. Dell Data Protection, Dell Client System Update and, today’s focus, Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. while useful, it is a bit redundant on windows 7 PCs that already have a backup solution built into the OS. but whats worse is a back up utility that continuously prompts you via taskbar notifications even after uninstalling said software.

The Problem: Dell Backup And Recovery Manager taskbar notification wont go away!

Dell Backup and Recovery Manager

The Details: you’ve uninstalled the software and disabled the icon in the notification area icons section of the control panelĀ  but the icon in the taskbar remains

The Solution: right click on the taskbar icon and close the application and then
Delete this folder: “C:\dell” and restart.

Dell Backup and Recovery Manager file location