How to Disable the Dell Support Center

By C. Taylor

The Dell Support Center automatically updates your Dell computer and provides notification alerts. However, this program is not vital to your computer, and in some cases, might be more of a nuisance than anything else. This preinstalled program also runs at startup, which means it's always there taking up system resources. If you're tired of the Dell Support Center, you have two options for disabling it. Preventing it from running at startup conserves system resources but allows you to later launch the program manually. If you want to rid yourself of the program permanently, you can uninstall it.

Disable Launching at Startup

Step 1

Press "Win-R," type "msconfig" and press "Enter" to run System Configuration.

Step 2

Click the "Startup" tab and uncheck any Dell support programs. You can identify Dell programs by looking in the Manufacturer or Command columns for "Dell." Programs associated with the Dell Support Center are "dsca.exe," "sprtcmd.exe" and "sprtsvc.exe."

Click "OK" and then restart your computer.

Uninstall Dell Support Center

Step 1

Click "Start," type "add or remove programs" into the dialog box and press "Enter."

Step 2

Right-click "Dell Support Center" and select "Uninstall." Follow the prompts to complete uninstallation.

Click "Yes" to confirm removal and follow the onscreen prompts.