Installing updates from Software Center

Introduction

This article gives instructions on how to install updates to the operating system and applications on an SCSU-owned Windows computer and provides instructions to allow the required updates to install automatically outside of your business hours. 

 

Instructions

  • This is for St. Cloud State-owned Windows computers.
  • Updates for the system and applications are released on the 2nd Friday of each month. 
  • This guide will teach you how to recognize when updates are available and how to install them. 
  1. Use the search bar at the bottom left of your screen and pull up the Software Center. 
  2. On the left side of the Software Center, you'll see several options including Updates and Operating Systems
  3. Check both of these to see if there's anything available for your system and applications. If so, you'll likely want to install them as soon as you can. 
  4. Installing updates, especially those for Windows, may take a good length of time so make sure you are prepared for that.
  5. Once you are done with updates, you should be good until the 2nd Friday of next month. 

 

Automatically Install Updates Outside Business Hours

If you prefer that the updates install automatically, please modify the following settings in Software Center:

  1. Open the Options tab
  2. Under Work Information, modify the Business Hours to 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 
    1. Note: the computer will need to be powered on and awake, AND it will need access to the Internet for the updates to install.
  3. Under Computer maintenance, add a checkmark to enable "Automatically install or uninstall required software and restart the computer only outside of the specified business hours"
    1. Note: If you do not sign out of your computer, this setting will warn you, then sign out of the computer to install the updates and restart the computer. 

 

 

 

Details

Article ID: 136654
Created
Thu 11/4/21 2:23 PM
Modified
Tue 1/10/23 9:31 AM

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