Downloading and Installing Software packages from the Central IT Software Center
These directions can be used to install software programs from the Software Center.
Some installations, such as Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Cloud products, are quite large and can take some time to download and install. It is highly recommended that you only initiate an install at a time when your computer can be left powered on and connected to the network for a minimum of 2-3 hours.
If a particular software program does NOT display in your Available Software tab it might already be install on your device, please check the Installed Software tab at the top of Software Center.
You can access Software Center from the Start Menu under Microsoft System Center -> Software Center. You can also find it by typing Software Center in the search box.
- When Software Center opens, you will have a list of available software under the "Applications" tab
- Note: You can select one or more applications then click the Install Selected button
The "Installation status" tab will show the progress of the applications being installed:
Once the install is complete the software will show "Installed" in the Status column. At this point you can close the Software Center and launch your newly installed application. Some software may require a reboot. You will be prompted for a restart if this is necessary.
**Note: If the application does not install correctly, you will have an option to Uninstall and then Install again by clicking on the application in the "Installation status" tab.