help with command center


Mar 19, 2012
Adelaide, Australia
Hello, I'm not sure what you mean by needing a BIOS key to get Command Center. The Command Center is just software that runs runs the AlienFX, Thermals and a few other things. The BIOS is completely different. Is the machine BIOS locked and preventing you from booting? If it is then there are people on eBay who offer BIOS password unlocking for a small fee.


Jan 9, 2013

Read AVicD's post at the top of page1 of How to Install Command Center for a Non-Alienware Motherboard for the instructions & see my post on page3 to obtain 51R2.txt (aka OEM Bios Registry Info / 'Bios Key'). AVic's registry work-around only takes all of two minutes to perform but may take longer to read up on the 'how & what' to make it work --> this uTube vid may also help Installing Alienware Command Center on Area 51 R2 with non Alienware Motherboard

It is possible that when using an MSI mthrbrd (& perhaps other brands?) this older Version might simply install without issue or the need for the work-around; owners can try it out & see what happens (it either will install without issue, or if you instead experience a 'block' then it can be 'forced' to install using AVicD's page1 instructions from earlier) … note: the latest / last CmndCntr for 51 R2 is 4.8.25 … if u have questions, please ask in them in the how-to post