Software Center - Install Optional Software

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 With Software Center, it is now possible to install Computing Services approved software on-demand, without need for Administrative login.

To do so:

  • Some computers have a desktop icon which can be double-clicked.
  • If your computer does not have the desktop icon, you can click on the start button and start typing “software center”. The Software Center will come up as an option in the start menu. Click on it.

The Software Center should pop up, and look like this:


  • In the applications section, there are applications that are available to your device. You can click on them and install them without the need for an administrative account or password.
  • In the Updates section, you will see any updates that need to run on your laptop. Again, administrative access is not required.

If the software that you desire is not available in the Software Center, or the Applications Catalog, it is not available for self installation.