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Computer Security, Software and Support


Starting next month, Windows 7 will need a specific pair of security patches installed in order to continue receiving security updates.  This is due to new security changes Microsoft is rolling out to their update service.  While on-campus computers have already been patched, computers not connected to NDSU's network could be at risk.  To help you avoid these issues, we've created a support tool that will help identify at-risk computers and provide links to the necessary patches.  You can download the Windows 7 Security Update Scan from our website at


Please note that we recently began working with NDSU ITS to make the SAS 9.4 and SPSS 25 installations available via Microsoft Software Center.  Distributing it this way will provide people the ability to install it at their convenience without the trouble of knowing how to configure it or needing to schedule an appointment.

You can access the Software Center by clicking on Start -> Microsoft System Center -> Software Center.  Once the window opens, just check the box next to the software you want to install and click the blue Install button in the bottom right corner. 


Just a friendly reminder that our Support Guidelines are available online. If you're ever curious about what support we offer or what kind of computer you should buy, you might find many of those answers here.


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