Guide: How to block Alienware Command Center from automatically updating

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  1. Virale

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    Anyone try this? Just curious... I don’t use AWCC for OC hehe!
     
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    Dell/Alienware has to be monitoring this forum. Everytime a solution is found to block updating they somehow push the AWCC out on US. With them collaborating with Microsoft updates its difficult to pinpoint how they are doing it. It's not a Dell/Alienware update per se. One time I did an update and my RTX 2080 was not recognized. I reluctantly used support assist and it updated something. What driver and device it updated had nothing to do with the video card and after that it was recognized. Off hand I cant remember what it updated though. I do remember that..
     
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  3. Spartan@HIDevolution

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    Perhaps your chipset drivers weren't installed correctly? and when SupportAssist did some update, which in turn installed something related to chipset drivers making the PCI-E port visible?

    I say this because my Thunderbolt Port won't be visible in device manager and the connected SSD to it won't appear in Computer until I have installed the Intel HD Graphics Driver. God knows what does the Intel HD Graphics driver have to do with the Thunderbolt being active or enabled.
     
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    If you block via windows firewall it will still update via the windows store as it's hosted separately by microsoft there. This does seem to be the best way to stop updates.
     
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    The Profiles.zip trick seems to still work to unlock the thermal slider.
     
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