How do I install software using the Software Center in Windows 10?

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The software Center can be used to install software by the user (without administrative privileges) for on-domain Windows machines.

  1. Click on the "Window's icon" in the lower left corner of your desktop.
  2. Click the "All Apps" button.
  3. Scroll down and select "Microsoft System Center."
  4. Select "Software Center."
  5. Once open, under the "Application's tab" you can see the software available to be installed.  To install a program, simply click the software you need and proceed to the next step.
  6. Once you've selected the software you need, go ahead and click "Install" and the program will silently begin the installation. Alternatively, if you click on a software that you already have installed, you can choose to uninstall it if needed.  In this case there would simply be a "uninstall" button instead of an "install" button after clicking on the software.
  7. Once the program has been completed, it will indicate that the "status" has changed to "installed.  You can check this by clicking on the "Installation Status" tab as shown below.
  8. To see what software has already been installed on your machine, you can click on the "Installed Software" tab to view all programs currently installed.

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