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Apple users having trouble auto-updating QuickTime on Windows 8, 10

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    A glitch with Apple's QuickTime multimedia program has left some Windows users wondering why they're having trouble updating to the latest version.

    QuickTime has an auto-update mechanism, but it appears to not work on Windows 8 and 10, wrote Alton Blom, a Sydney-based security researcher, in a blog post.

    Blom wrote that he found inconsistencies in how QuickTime and Apple's Software Update tool interacted with each other depending on the versions of Windows and QuickTime installed.

    For example, on Windows 8, QuickTime reported that it was up to date, but Apple's Software Update tool said the application needed to be upgraded to 7.7.8, which is the latest version, Blom wrote.

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