Answered By: Jason Welborn
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2014     Views: 684

Software Center is a new self-service portal that allows you to install applications and updates on your computer. When required software updates are available for your computer a balloon notification will appear like the one below:

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Clicking on the balloon notification will open an options dialogue box:

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When this dialogue box appears you'll be presented with a couple of choices:

  • Apply all required changes now (recommended): Selecting this option will install the required updates immediately.
  • Apply required changes outside my business hours: Selecting this option will install the required updates outside of your business hours. Unless you adjusted these hours, the default business hours are Monday-Friday from 5:00am to 10:00pm.
  • Remind Me Later: Clicking this button will postpone the installation and give you another reminder as the deadline approaches.

While applying the changes now is the recommended choice, selecting any of these options is fine. Please note, however, that if you continue to choose the Remind Me Later option without selecting one of the first two options, the updates will automatically be applied once the deadline has passed. Using the example above, if the required software updates have not been applied by the 5/19/2014 at 12:00 AM deadline, the updates would automatically begin installing at 5/19/2014 at 12:01 AM (or the next time the computer was powered on).

For more information on using Software Center, please refer to the User's Guide: Software Center document below.