Updates all installed software to the latest version

Updating software

Identify installed software

Note: the list of installed software varies from PC to PC, depending on the programmes installed during the lifetime of your device.


 

WINDOWS


  1.  Access the control panel by pressing the "start" button and typing "control panel", then open the first result;
  2. Press "Programs and Features" or "Programs";
  3. Display the list of installed software.



MAC OSX

  1. Select the Apple menu, select the "About this Mac" item;
  2. Click on the "System Report" button;
  3. In the section on the left of the list, just select "Installations" to display on the right the list of the various programs installed, the date of their installation and their source. 

Define best practices for the correct use of software


Follow and implement the following general rules for correct use of the software:


  • Do not authorise the use of computers belonging to staff or third parties in your business;
  • Do not authorise the possession on your premises of digital media containing copies of copyrighted products, unless explicitly and directly exempted by the software manager;
  • Computer equipment must always be formally assigned to employees;
  • Always have an up-to-date inventory of owned IT equipment, delivery records and a list of products authorised and installed on computers;
  • Packaging, licence documents, storage media must be carefully guarded.

Why always keep the software installed on your devices up to date with the latest version


The code that makes up your operating system and, in general, other applications, may contain bugs, errors, incompatibilities or obsolete components. Like any product you purchase, your software may not be perfect. Security updates (or 'security patches') fix vulnerabilities and errors in the operating system and other software, and in some cases also add functionality. This is why it is essential to keep your Windows/OSX operating system regularly updated.


Keeping all software up to date


Chrome


Updates usually run in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. However, if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you may notice a pending update:

  1. Open Chrome on your computer;
  2. In the top right corner, notice the "More" chrome_altro.jpg;
  3. If an update is pending, the icon will be coloured:
    • Green: an update was made available less than 2 days ago;
    • Orange: An update was made available approximately 4 days ago;
    • Red: An update was made available at least a week ago.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome on your computer;
  2. Click "More" chrome_altro.jpg  in the top right corner;
  3. Click "Update Google Chrome";
    • Important: if you don't find this button, it means that you have already installed the latest version;
  4. Click 'Restart'.

Zoom

  1. Launch the application on your PC;
  2. Log in to your account (if you haven't already done so) and click on the thumbnail of your account photo or the initial of your name (if you haven't set up any photos), located in the top right-hand corner of the main program window;
  3. In the menu that opens, select 'Check for updates';
    • If a text says "This is the latest version", you are already using the latest version of Zoom;
  4. If there is an update available for Zoom, click on the "Update" button and wait for the update to download and install automatically.