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May
3

How to Safely Download & Install Software

We’ve developed some solid ideas on where to get software recommendations, how to avoid problems even from legitimate downloads, and other ways to keep your computer safe.

While some of what we talk about here is specific to downloading programs, we recommend noting that the advice is all very general and applies to any software you might download and install, from any website.

Use Common Sense

If something doesn’t seem right, trust your gut — it’s probably not right. The most effective and easiest thing you can do to avoid malware and adware is to avoid downloading any software program or app from an unsolicited link. Avoid downloading anything that you’ve received a link to via an email, text, or some other personal message — unless you completely trust the source.

Use Curated Software Lists

One of the best ways to ensure that you’re choosing legitimate and well-made software is

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Apr
30

Use Software Center to install programs or updates

This article will explain how to use the self service software portal to install and un-install applications on a university Windows machine.

How to access the Software Center

Begin by clicking the Windows search bar and search for Software Center.


After clicking and starting the application, you should be brought into the following screen.


Installing Software

In order to begin installing new software, make sure the Applications tab at the left of the window is selected. This will give you a list of applications available for you to install.


Select the software you would like to install by clicking it. Once you have chosen the software you would like to install, click the Install button.

Once you hit the button the software will begin to install. 


You can verify this and check the installation progress by clicking the Installation Status tab at the left.


Find the application you are

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Mar
30

How to Install Software

Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope

Microsoft Excel

The installation process for software depends on your operating system and the program you are installing. As a result of these many combinations, we have created the steps below as a general guideline. The following does not cover errors during the installation process, as they are too vast for one document. Search on our site for further information on errors during the setup.

General tips

  • Make sure your computer meets the system requirements of the program, game, or utility you are attempting to install.
  • The manual or readme file contains exact instructions on how to install a program and are in the same directory as the installation files.
  • When installing a program, utility, or game, it is always a good idea first to close or disable any other programs that are running.
  • After installing a new program, if it prompts you to reboot the computer,
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