Cannot update/repair or find Apple Software Update for Windows 10

  1.    13 Nov 2016 #1

    Cannot update/repair or find Apple Software Update for Windows 10

    iTunes 12.5x will not install on my Windows 10 desktop. I download the latest iTunes version and then get the error below, multiple times.

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    I read up on the error. The recommendation to cure the problem was to go to Programs, Uninstall, but instead Repair the Apple Software Update application.

    I tried that, right-clicked to Repair ASU, but then I got a message saying that ASU was already uninstalled. I cannot now find Apple Software Update application to re-install it. I've looked all over the Apple and Windows download systems. No luck.

    Can anyone help me with this problem ?


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  2.    14 Nov 2016 #2

    I had problems with Apple Update - see my post 16 at Apple Software Update Server Error

    Use the link there to download a version of iTunes containing the version of Apple Update you want. Else you could just download the current version of iTunes if that's the version you want. Use 7 Zip or a similar utility to extract Apple Update from the iTunes .exe file and you can then install the version of Apple Update you want. I never did find a direct download for Apple Update but this workaround works fine.
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  3.    15 Nov 2016 #3

    Thanks, Steve C

    I did as you suggested. I download 7zip and extracted all the msi modules from the latest version of ITunes setup.

    I then installed the ASU module but got the same error when installing the iTunes package. So then I installed only the iTunes msi module after the ASU module.

    That worked!

    Just blind luck, I guess.

    Apple makes a good iPhone but also the worst software around. ITunes is by far the most horrible major piece of software ever written.

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