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Software Center (Windows)

Software Center is your home for downloading software on Texas State Windows computers that are also on the TXSTATE domain.

Open Software Center

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Click Microsoft System Center.
  3. If present, click Configuration Manager.
  4. Click Software Center.

If you do not see Software Center, contact ITAC for assistance.

Windows 7 and 10 screenshots

Quick Tour

A.  Available Software, Installation Status, and Installed Software tabs.

B. If you don't see any software listed on the Installation Status tab, make sure that the box is checked next to Show optional software.

C.  List of software available, downloading, or installed.

D.  Install button: Select the software that you would like to install, and click this button to begin the process.

Installation Status

How to Download Software

  1. Select software from the list.
  2. Click Install.
  3. Follow prompts to complete the download and installation.

    Software Center will keep you informed throughout the entire installation process.

Waiting to apply changes (immediately after clicking Install)

Waiting to apply changes







Once installed, be sure to follow any additional instructions on the dialog boxes.  You may also be prompted to restart your computer.

After installing, the new software will appear in the list in the Installed Software tab.

Note:  The Installed Software tab displays a list of software that you have installed on your computer through Software Center..  This is not a list of all the software on your computer. 

Installed Software

How to Uninstall Software

There are two ways to uninstall software on your computer:

Option A.  (1) Open the Software Center, (2) select the Installed Software tab, (3) select the desired software (4) click Uninstall, and (5) follow the prompts.

Option B.  (1) Go to Start menu and select Programs, (2) click Control Panel, (3) click Programs and Features, (4) select the desired software, (5) click Uninstall, and (6) follow the prompts.