I'm getting pop-ups that software changes are required. What should I do?

Please note: Software updates not only present the latest features for an application but also provide vital protection from known software vulnerabilities. It is important to maintain these updates to help ensure the security of Vol State and its faculty, staff, and students.

Software Center is a self-service portal that allows you to install applications and updates on your computer. When required software updates are available for your computer, a balloon notification will appear like the one below:

Screenshot of Software Center Balloon

Clicking on the balloon notification will open an options dialog box:

Screenshot of Software Center - Options Dialog Box

When this dialog box appears you'll be presented with a couple of choices:

  • Apply all required changes now (recommended): Selecting this option will install the required updates immediately.
  • Apply required changes outside my business hours: Selecting this option will install the required updates outside of your business hours. Unless you adjusted these hours, the default business hours are Monday-Friday from 5:00am to 10:00pm.
  • Remind Me Later: Clicking this button will postpone the installation and give you another reminder as the deadline approaches.

While applying the changes now is the recommended choice, selecting any of these options is fine. Please note, however, that if you continue to choose the Remind Me Later option without selecting one of the first two options, the updates will automatically be applied once the deadline has passed. Using the example above, if the required software updates have not been applied by the 5/19/2014 at 12:00 AM deadline, the updates would automatically begin installing at 5/19/2014 at 12:01 AM (or the next time the computer was powered on).


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