How do I install software on an MSU Denver Windows computer using Software Center?


Software Center is a program installed on all MSU Denver Windows devices and includes University licensed software; free supported software, system updates/patches, and maintenance utilities.

Some examples of the University licensed software are Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Read & Write.

Some examples of the free supported software include Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, browser add-ons such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Oracle Java, and other software such as iTunes, VLC, Tableau Reader, FileZilla, and Notepad++.

Some examples of maintenance utilities are tools to run diagnostics and fixes such as check disk and disk permission repair.

Before you begin...

Some software may require access to the MSU Denver GlobalProtect service for licensing. For more information on GlobalProtect, please see What is GlobalProtect? For help connecting the GlobalProtect client, please see How do I connect to GlobalProtect via the client?


  1. Search for "Software Center" using the Windows Search Bar.

  2. Open the Software Center app.

    Note: If you do not have the app installed on your MSU Denver computer, please contact the ITS Service Desk.

**Please note that your list of available software may not match the software listed above.

  1. In Software Center, use the search bar to look for your desired app (you can also scroll through the list or use the filtering options to locate it). Once you've found it, click the app for more information.

  2. Once you've found the app you're looking for, click the Install button.


You have now begun the installation of software from Software Center on your MSU Denver owned and managed Windows PC. Note that different apps will have different installation times, and some may require you restart your computer.

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