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Apple Software Update

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by gandalf458, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. gandalf458

    gandalf458 Thread Starter

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    I have iTunes, Safari and a couple of other bits of Apple software running on my XP Home PC. No probs with them but the Apple software update won't run. It gives me the unhelpful message: "Apple Software Update server could not be found. Check your internet settings and try again." Needless to say I have no probs with my internet settings for any other purpose.

    Any idea what's wrong, please?
     
  2. tacoman359

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    I'm not really sure if this can solve your problem, but are you using Wireless Zero Configuration?

    Try reinstalling it, and if it doesn't work post back.
     
  3. gandalf458

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    Thanks. This is a fresh install. The update only seems to be available with a download (iTunes, Safari or whatever). The Apple Software Update never seems to have worked for me. Last time it installed itself I just uninstalled it. Are you suggesting I stop the Wireless Zero Configuration service first?
     
  4. tacoman359

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    I'm just wondering if you're using the Wireless Zero Configuration or something else. I've got no idea how Apple Software Update works, but it might only recognize that you're connected to the internet if you're using the Wireless Zero Configuration.
     
  5. gandalf458

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    Sorry, yes, I am using Wireless Zero Configuration.
     
  6. tacoman359

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    Go to the Control Panel, open Internet Options, click the Connections tab, click LAN settings at the bottom, and check the Automatically detect settings. (example)
    If it still doesn't work, take a look at this and go through everything it says on that page.

    If neither of those worked, do you have a firewall installed?
     
  7. gandalf458

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    Thanks, yes I had switched off automatically detect settings for an earlier problem which I think is solved although switching it back on doesn't solve the problem. iTunes can connect to the store without a problem. Think I'll just uninstall ASU. Life's too short.

    Many thanks for your help.
     
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