Software Center is the application that replaces Run Advertised Programs on university-owned Windows computers.  Software Center is the source for software that is licensed and available for faculty and staff to install on university-owned Windows desktops and laptops.

When Software Center is first installed, it will show up in the Start Menu as a new application:

Software center visible in the start menu after being newly installed.

Software center visible in the start menu after being newly installed.

You can search for Software Center by typing the word “software” in the search box:

Software center shows up in the list after typing "Software" in the search field in start menu.

Software center shows up in the list after typing “Software” in the search field in start menu.

This is what Software Center looks like on a Windows 10 Start Menu:

You can browse to Software Center by opening the Start Menu, All Programs, Microsoft System Center, Configuration Manager:

Software center under Configuration Manager under Microsoft System Center in the start menu.

Software center under Configuration Manager under Microsoft System Center in the start menu.

Available software may include: Adobe Audition, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, inDesign, Photoshop, ArcGIS, ChemOffice Professional, JMP Pro, Kaleidagraph, MathCad, Mathematica, MiniTab, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Nvivo, Read & Write Gold, SAS, SigmaPlot, SPSS, Stata, X Manager.

Check the box for the software and then click the blue Install button.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or techdesk@bucknell.edu.

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