Software Center, How to Install Applications

Quick guide on how to install applications via the Software Center app.

How to Install Applications Using Software Center (Windows)

  1. There are numerous ways to find the Software Center application in Windows. The easiest: type software in the search box ("Type here to search") of the Windows taskbar.

    • Software Center - Search

  2. From within Software Center, you'll see a list of applications you can install if they're not already installed on your PC. You can browse by name by clicking on the Name header.

    • Software Center - Application List

  3. If the application is listed as Available, it has not been installed on your PC or needs an update. To install, simply click on the application then click on the Install button.

    • Software Center - Application Install

  4. For an application like Acrobat DC, you may need to close out/exit from all Microsoft applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Skype for Business). Especially for Skype for Business, you'll need to choose File ... Exit from the down arrow next to the Settings (spool) icon.

    • Skype for Business: File ... Exit

  5. That should do it! Feel free to install any available applications from the Software Center.

Keywords:"Software Center" applications install Windows   Doc ID:118014
Owner:Jason S.Group:University of Illinois Engineering IT
Created:2022-04-15 13:31 CDTUpdated:2022-04-15 13:47 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Engineering IT
Feedback:  0   0