Tech Tip: Using the Software Center

Did you know you can install software applications and updates on your computer all on your own?

To do so, simply press the Windows key on your keyboard, start typing Software Center and once you see the name pop up at the top of the list, click on it. All applications available for you to install will appear on the screen.

You can either select the application you want to install or search for a specific application. To search for an application, type the name of the application you want on the upper right hand side search field and press enter. Then simply click on the application to select it and then click the Install button.

To view the status of the application you are installing or to uninstall an application, click on the Installation status menu option on the left-hand side. This will list all the applications you currently have installed on your computer. The status is shown under the Status column on the right-hand side. To uninstall an application simply click on it and select uninstall.

For more information and helpful tips, please visit the IT Customer Support Portal or contact the IT Customer Support Desk at x4357.

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