I have a Windows PC. Somehow, Apple Software Update thinks that I have iTunes installed and offers me updates for it. However, I have never installed iTunes on this PC. I have a couple questions:

  1. How does Apple Software Update come to think that I have iTunes installed?
  2. Is there a way to tell it that iTunes is in fact not installed on this PC?
  3. If I do install an iTunes update through Apple Software Update, will it properly install iTunes on my PC?

Oh, and I acquired Apple Software Update by installing the Bonjour Printer Service to interface Virtual DJ with my iPad.

  • iPad (iPhone, iPod) requires iTunes to transfer files to and from. Maybe that's where you got iTunes. I think you can check if iTunes is installed by going to %programfiles% and checking for the iTunes folder. – Doktoro Reichard Oct 12 '13 at 17:10
  • @Doktoro No iTunes folder exists in both Program Files and Program Files (x86). – gparyani Oct 12 '13 at 17:12

The problem was solved by updating Apple Software Update. After that, iTunes properly shows up in the New Software list, which is where it should have been the whole time.

  • 2
    haha! More broken Apple Software. I'm convinced they don't have a QA process. Too much crap gets through that should be caught. – jww Dec 1 '13 at 4:37

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