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peakie22

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I've just updated Quicktime (needed to in order to view a blog from daughter in US!) and, whilst that seems to load and run ok, the Apple Software Update that gets installed at the same time just won't run. It fails immediately on loading with a standard "software application has encountered a problem and needs to close" message. I've Googled the problem with little luck - lots of hits from people having trouble with iTunes but I didn't install that. Don't need it on this pc. I suppose the manual update of Quicktime will still be ok, in which case I presume I don't really need this Software Updater but it's just one of those niggles that it won't work.

If anyone has had and solved - or can suggest how to solve - this one, would be pleased to hear.

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if your just using quick time, then the software updater isn't that necessary.
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Had wondered if it was only/mainly for iTunes - strange though that it still instals even when iTunes isn't requested. Think I'll just uninstal it. Thanks

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Apple Software Update is installed as part of a scheduled task.

For reasons that only Microsoft understand, Scheduled Tasks will only run when the user account has a password on it. Therefore if your XP account doesn't have a password that you type in when you click on it, nothing in Scheduled Tasks will ever run.
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It's not that it wouldn't run as scheduled but, as I said, it won't start at all - perhaps because it needs iTunes and cant find it.
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