Use Software Center to Install and Update Windows Applications

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You can add and update software on your TU-owned Windows computer without administrative access using Software Center. 

Launch Software Center 

  1. Select the Windows Search button beside Start on the left end of the Task Bar.
  2. Type Software Center and press Enter.

Install or update software 

  • Software Center will display a list of available programs for you to install or update.
  • At the top of the window, you can set the Sort by drop-down menu to Application name A to Z to alphabetize the software list. This list will vary between users.
  • If no programs are listed, contact the Faculty/Staff Help Center.
  1. Select the application you wish to install or update. The Application Details screen for that title will appear. 
  2. Select the Install button.
  3. Should you wish to cancel the installation, select the Cancel button.
  4. Depending on the title selected, a Windows Installation box may appear. Follow the prompts to finish the installation or upgrade.

Checking the Installation Status 

In some cases, you may need to confirm that the software has been installed or updated.

  1. In the Software Center menu (left side), select Installation Status.
  2. The Installation Status screen will show the current status of all software installed through Software Center.
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