Install Software from Microsoft Software Center

Many applications not pre-installed on UWSP Windows PC computers, including department-purchased software for unit and individual use and class-specific software can be installed through the Microsoft Software Center.

Scheduled releases of computer security and software updates can also be manually installed through the Software Center during a more convenient time prior to their automatic upgrade dates. Please watch your daily Campus Announcements email for these scheduled updates.

Note:  It is strongly recommended that you close all open programs prior to installing a new application or upgrade. Some open programs can interfere with the installation process. Upgrades in particular may require a restart.

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Search for and select "Software Center" from a Windows search menu.


Windows 10 Search for "Software Center"


Windows 7 Search for "Software Center"
                                

 

In the Software Center at the right,

  • Select Updates to install scheduled updates and patches prior to the automated update process.

  • Select Applications to view and install additional software.


To install an Application,

      1. Browse/search for an application.

      2. Click to select the application. A purple Install button will display if the selected software is available.

      3. Click Install and wait for the installation to complete.

      4. Once the installation has completed, return to your Windows search to locate and run the new application.

It is strongly recommended that you close all open programs prior to installing a new application or upgrade. Some open programs can interfere with the installation process.

Contact Information

Service Desk
027 Albertson Hall (ALB)
715-346-HELP (4357) or 1-877-832-8977
techhelp@uwsp.edu