Should I Uninstall Dell Support Assist?

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I recently noticed that I have a "Dell Support Assist" app installed on my machine. My machine was originally a Dell XPS 8700 then I moved the parts to a new case with a new PSU and upgraded the graphics card. Since technically my computer is no longer a Dell, should I uninstall the program?

P.S My warranty expired months ago and I plan on replacing the motherboard to make the computer fully custom.
 

USAFRet

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Right. But they still exist in there, and may be running in the background.
 

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Ok, what would that change in my machine?
 

USAFRet

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This depends a LOT on what is in your Startup.
Many prebuilt machines have too much junk automatically starting up. Using resources for no real benefit.

Dell is probably better than some...but have a look. See what is starting up that you do not need/use. Uninstall that.
 

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I never use any of these "dell update" or "dell recovery" applications.
 

USAFRet

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Right. But they still exist in there, and may be running in the background.
 

captaincharisma

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why bother doing all that just get the cd key and a clean copy of your windows OS and do a clean install. if you upgraded to windows 10 you won't even need a key because it will just activate the moment you connect to the internet
 
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