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QuickTime installer fail

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    GoddersUK

    When I saw this I just had to grap a screenshot. Apparently the QuickTime installer believes explorer.exe to be a quicktime application and needs closing before uninstallation can begin Perplexed It would explain why, when I clicked the "this button will close all open quicktime applications" button all my file manager windows closed and a Windows shutdown dialogue came up. 'grats Apple.

     

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    Evok

    Don't you know rule number one is, never install quicktime?

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    CKurt

    You do know it installed iTunes with it? And probably safari also, and Apple Updater Software...

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    Minh

    QuickTime could have hooks into Explorer for thumbnail previews & such...

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Minh said:

    QuickTime could have hooks into Explorer for thumbnail previews & such...

    I do believe it does.

     

    I've never seen Quicktime try to close Explorer while installing, though.

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    ManipUni

    Do you have a QuickTime video on your desktop or an open folder?

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    GoddersUK

    Evok said:

    Don't you know rule number one is, never install quicktime?

    Evok: Yes, it was there only for a short period of time as another program I was using forced it upon me. I am now no longer using that program, so have disposed of QuickTime.

     

    CKurt: I specifically chose the version without iTunes, however it does seem that Apple Software Updater is still at large on my system, netuering it now, thanks for the reminder Smiley It also loaded something called "Apple Application Support". That is also being destroyed, as I type this Smiley

     

    In the end I hit cancel, the unistallation has appeared to perform fine and it's restarted - I'm assuming to clear out whatever garbage it may have placed into explorer et. al.

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    ZippyV

    GoddersUK said:
    Evok said:
    *snip*

    Evok: Yes, it was there only for a short period of time as another program I was using forced it upon me. I am now no longer using that program, so have disposed of QuickTime.

     

    CKurt: I specifically chose the version without iTunes, however it does seem that Apple Software Updater is still at large on my system, netuering it now, thanks for the reminder Smiley It also loaded something called "Apple Application Support". That is also being destroyed, as I type this Smiley

     

    In the end I hit cancel, the unistallation has appeared to perform fine and it's restarted - I'm assuming to clear out whatever garbage it may have placed into explorer et. al.

    You can uninstall Apple's update software safely but don't try to remove the Application support thingy as that will break your Quicktime installation.

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    GoddersUK

    ZippyV said:
    GoddersUK said:
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    You can uninstall Apple's update software safely but don't try to remove the Application support thingy as that will break your Quicktime installation.

    I forgot to mention I was uninstalling, so removing the application support is fine Smiley

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