Software Center (Windows) - How to Install Software & Updates

You can use the Software Center to install software and updates on any University-owned PC running Windows 10.

Opening the Software Center

Begin by clicking the Windows search bar and search for Software Center. (#1 in screenshot below)

The Software Center app will appear in the search results. Click the app to open the Software Center. (#2 in the screenshot below)


After clicking the Software Center application, the Software Center opens.


Installing Software

In order to begin installing new software, make sure the Applications tab at the left of the window is selected. This will give you a list of applications available for you to install.

You may browse the list of all available applications, or use the search bar (indicated by the green arrow) to find specific apps. 

  • Good to Know: If you need to install an application that is not listed in the Software Center, you can submit a support request

Select the software you would like to install by clicking it. Once you have chosen the software you would like to install, click the Install button.


Once you click the Install button the software will begin to download and install. 

You can check the progress of an installation using the Installation Status on the left-hand navigation menu.


Once installed, the Installation Status tab will display the application as Installed.

Installing Updates

Windows updates can be installed manually by clicking the Updates menu item in the Software Center.

New updates released by Microsoft will be appear as "available" in your Software Center starting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Updates will be installed automatically one week after they become available. For more information, see: Windows Updates


Keywords:windows, software, center, update, install, uninstall, client, applications, self-service, apps   Doc ID:42102
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2014-07-22 16:13 CDTUpdated:2020-08-26 16:35 CDT
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