Installing Software On My University Laptop

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To help protect the University’s computers and networks from cyber threats, FDU OIRT is implementing Application Control with privilege management. This feature provides all users with rights to install applications as needed while continuing to protect resources from unknown and malicious risks.

All software is typically installed from a setup file. Any setup file for an application should only be downloaded from the developer’s official site. For example, to install Google Chrome, the setup file should only be downloaded from Google’s official site (

By default, the setup file will be located within the Downloads folder


Any setup file on a USB drive, CD drive, or any other removable media should only be installed if provided directly from the developer or other credible source.


In order to install software on a university laptop with Windows 10, follow the process defined below:

  1. Right-click the setup file for the application to be installed
  2. Click “Run with Administrative Privileges (Audited)” on the setup file
  1. Provide a valid reason for installation and use of the application in the space provided and press “Continue

The application will now be installed with administrative privileges.

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