Q: QuickTime 7.7.8 for Windows, Vista and Win7 only?

Atlantico

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Update: As pesos kindly pointed out, Apple has released a fixed version of QuickTime 7.7.8 that installs on Windows 10 and lower.

Get it here:

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL837?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US


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After releasing the latest security/bugfix of QuickTime 7 on Windows, it's now Vista and Win7 only, plainly refuses to install on Windows 8 or Windows 10.

http://ipb.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads...humb.png.6d35f6005cc7469d9575fc2ea4aae4c5.png

It also states this on the QuickTime download page, as if its the year 2007, no mention of newer Windows versions. The update is certainly an important one for those few of us who use QuickTime on Windows, as a security and memory leak patch.

  • Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
  • Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in QuickTime. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
There are ways to install it through major hoopjumping, but I'd rather not risk it. I'm not that tech-savvy. Reading the instructions made me go crosseyed.

What happened? Why no explanation? Why Vista and Win7, if it runs on those it probably runs on Win8 and Win10 as well - and in fact it does run fine on those versions of Windows according to those who managed to force-install it.
 
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dusk007

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Who uses Quicktime on Windows? Seriously use any decent media player on windows but not Quicktime. Like Safari on Windows that is something the world does not need. I suspect it is a security update for some ancient users on older Windows and for other purposes its discontinued.
 

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Who uses Quicktime on Windows? Seriously use any decent media player on windows but not Quicktime. Like Safari on Windows that is something the world does not need. I suspect it is a security update for some ancient users on older Windows and for other purposes its discontinued.
Just reading your drivel was a complete waste of time. Thanks for nothing.
 

pesos

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Bumping this because it's clearly still a problem. WTF is apple doing? Vista and Win7 lol - ridiculous. We aren't going to be able to roll out Win10 until they resolve this - can't believe it's been sitting like this for over a month (oh wait, I can believe it, iPhone launch month...)
 
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Didnt know about this problem, I had already installed QT 7.7.7 on my windows 10. I ran auto update on it, and it said there were no updates.. strange.
 

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Bumping this because it's clearly still a problem. WTF is apple doing? Vista and Win7 lol - ridiculous. We aren't going to be able to roll out Win10 until they resolve this - can't believe it's been sitting like this for over a month (oh wait, I can believe it, iPhone launch month...)
Yeah Vista and Win7 is laughable.. it's like Bizzarro-Apple which only supports the older OS and not the new ones.

This is also stupid on so many levels, because if people updated to QT 7.7.7 or 7.7.8 and then upgraded to Windows 10, it works fine. No problems.

Except if they then try to uninstall QT 7.7.7 or 7.7.8 and are on Windows 10, then the realize they can't, because they can't run the installer. It's like this was managed by a complete retard at Apple.
 

Atlantico

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What I don't get is why did Apple even update the QuickTime app for Windows *at all* if they don't make it available for Windows 8 and Windows 10?

Clearly Apple isn't dropping support for QuickTime on Windows, because they updated it - if dropping support was the idea then it would have been simpler and cheaper to simply not update it.

What's the point updating QuickTime for Windows versions that Microsoft doesn't even sell any more..
 

pesos

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Apple appears to have finally posted an updated version and it now installs on Windows 10, even though the download page still says "Vista and Windows 7."
 
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Atlantico

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Apple appears to have finally posted an updated version and it now installs on Windows 10, even though the download page still says "Vista and Windows 7."
On the main QuickTime download site, it was version 7.7.6 only for me, but I found QT 7.7.8 here and it installs on Windows 10.

Thanks for the heads up pesos! :)
 
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