1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 9, 2012 5:04 PM by b noir
shovonjubairshuvo Level 1 Level 1

I cannot install itune. everytime I want to install, there is a message showing "applesoftwareupdate.msi was not found in the computer, so could not be removed" "error in installation". how can I install it once again. can you supply me the file named "applesoftwareupdate.msi". It is missing from my computer.

It is not letting me to install itune and safari.

iPhone 4, Windows XP
  • b noir Level 9 Level 9

    (1) Download the Windows Installer CleanUp utility installer file (msicuu2.exe) from the following Major Geeks page (use one of the links under the /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/189/18984388-1.gif "DOWNLOAD LOCATIONS" thingy on the Major Geeks page):




    (2) Doubleclick the msicuu2.exe file and follow the prompts to install the Windows Installer CleanUp utility. (If you're on a Windows Vista or Windows 7 system and you get a Code 800A0046 error message when doubleclicking the msicuu2.exe file, try instead right-clicking on the msicuu2.exe file and selecting "Run as administrator".)


    (3) In your Start menu click All Programs and then click Windows Install Clean Up. The Windows Installer CleanUp utility window appears, listing software that is currently installed on your computer.


    (4) In the list of programs that appears in CleanUp, select any Apple Software Update entries and click "Remove", as per the following screenshot:


    Cleanup removing ASU.png


    (5) Quit out of CleanUp, restart the PC and try another iTunes install using an iTunesSetup.exe (or iTunes64Setup.exe) downloaded from the Apple Website:




    Does it go through properly this time?