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The Software Center application is similar to a mobile device app store (such as Google Play or the Apple App Store), but it provides customized content for University Windows systems. This content includes access to university approved software, maintenance task scheduling, support options, and other documentation. The Software Center gives clients the flexibility of choosing what to install and when to install it.

The Software Center is managed and maintained by SUNY Geneseo CIT. If you would like to see something added, please submit a request through the CIT Helpdesk

Before You Start

For Software Center to function, the device must be on the SUNY Geneseo network, or connected via a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Some software packages may require you to immediately restart your computer after installation. Save and quit all applications before installing additional software.


  1. To open Software Center, look for software center icon on your desktop
    1. You can also access Software Center from the Start Menu in the Microsoft System Center folder
  2. Select software from the list.
  3. Click Install
  4. Software Center will keep you informed throughout the entire installation process.
    1. Waiting to apply changes (immediately after clicking Install)
    2. Downloading
    3. Installing
    4. Installed
  5. Once installed, be sure to follow any additional instructions on the dialog boxes.
  6. After installing, the new software will appear in the list in the Installed Software tab.
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.

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More Help

For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, visiting us in Milne Library, or visiting our online service desk.