Installing Windows Software Using Software Center

Options to install and uninstall applications on WPI ITS-managed computers
Some software deployment and removal can be performed through an application called the Software Center, which is automatically installed on ITS-managed WPI computers. Once opened, Software Center displays the programs that are available to install. Software availability is determined by WPI ITS.

Requirements

  • Active WPI Account
  • WPI ITS-managed computer with Windows 10 operating system

Install Software

  1. Use Windows Search to find Software Center.
  2. Open Software Center.
  3. On the Available Software tab, select the application then click Install.
  4. The application appears in the Installation Status tab as it begins installing, with the percentage indicating progress. Software Center can be closed; installation will continue.
  5. Once installation is complete, the Installation Status tab will display the application as Installed and the application should appear in the Start Menu.

Uninstall Software

  1. Use Windows Search to find Software Center.
  2. Open Software Center.
  3. Click on the Installation Status tab.
  4. Select the software to be uninstalled, then click the Uninstall button.
  5. The Installation Status window will display the software removing.

Required Updates

  • Required updates are delivered via Software Center.
  • Up to the required date, the computer operator can follow the prompts to determine when to perform the update.
  • Updates will be installed automatically after their required date has passed.
  • If an on-campus computer is powered off, the updates will be delivered when powered on.
  • If a computer is off-campus, the updates will be delivered when powered on and connected via the Virtual Private Network (VPN) or returned to campus and connected to the WPI network.

September 2018 Updates

These updates are required to be installed on WPI ITS-managed Windows 10 computers by the end of October 2018.

  1. In Windows Search, type software
  2. Open Software Center
  3. Click on Operating Systems
  4. Select W10-1709-Upgrade-September
  5. Click Schedule to update outside of business hours; check the box to Restart automatically after installation if needed. NOTE: IF you click Install rather than Schedule, the computer will update now and will be unavailable for up to three hours.

Support

If you are still unable to install software, or if you need specific assistance with Software Center, please contact the ITS Service Desk, including the following information:

  • Computer Name
  • Name of software that failed to install
  • The exact content of any error message you may have received
WPI Info
What is your Affiliation with WPI?

Include details such as which device(s), your location (on or off campus), how long the issue has been ocurring.