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Zune software as optional Microsoft update!

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BajiRav    2,137

Is someone else getting this in Microsoft Update? I saw this on one of my systems which doesn't have Zune installed.

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IIRC this is the first time they have pushed Zune as an optional "update". On one hand I don't mind because I like using Zune but on the other this smells like the same tactic that apple used to push Safari. The difference being Safari was selected by default and here Zune is not.

My MS update settings is all Microsoft software, which might be one of the factors. I had installed Zune on this particular PC but removed it aftre it clashed with WMP playlists (may be it's reading some leftover registry settings?).

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Ilgauskas    4

Tried to update my system, but no zune update was available. It might be because I'm using enterprise edition though.

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LightShadow    39

Cool :) I think Zune player is great for the UI. I hope MS fuses WMP and Zune (The Function of WMP with a UI like Zune) in Windows 8 for WMP13/14.

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Omen1393    16

Zune 4.2 is the update that adds Windows Phone 7 compatibility by the way. Also, last year when 4.0 came out it was offered under optional updates.

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andrew_f    26

That's not happening here in the UK.

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HawkMan    5,232

It's because you turned on the tell me about/update other MS apps

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Yelreve    2

I got it a few months ago, although i had installed the WP7 dev tools.

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BajiRav    2,137

Zune 4.2 is the update that adds Windows Phone 7 compatibility by the way. Also, last year when 4.0 came out it was offered under optional updates.

aah, must have missed that.

It's because you turned on the tell me about/update other MS apps

right, but it didnot show up in last month (for older Zune version 4.1 or whatever)?

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ObiWanToby    35

It has been showing up for me for a little while.

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LostCat    1,295

right, but it didnot show up in last month (for older Zune version 4.1 or whatever)?

Pretty sure there was no 4.1 release.

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Kyang    112

I went to check if the same thing would happen on my end, before I remembered that I had already updated to 4.2... :no: .

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LostCat    1,295

I went to check if the same thing would happen on my end, before I remembered that I had already updated to 4.2... :no: .

Heh yeah I'd completely forgotten they'd even gone to 4.2 :)

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thealexweb    204

No Microsoft it's called Microsoft "Update" you are not meant to try and shunt your new products at me.

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LostCat    1,295

No Microsoft it's called Microsoft "Update" you are not meant to try and shunt your new products at me.

You mean you forgot when they did it with .NET? How about Silverlight?

What, short attention span?

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logicwin    62

i had zune 4.2 since january when i bought my zune hd

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thealexweb    204

You mean you forgot when they did it with .NET? How about Silverlight?

What, short attention span?

Shut up I know they've been doing it for ages, oh and you forgot Windows Live Essentials from your little list there.

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BajiRav    2,137

No Microsoft it's called Microsoft "Update" you are not meant to try and shunt your new products at me.

Do you have this checked?

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LostCat    1,295

Shut up I know they've been doing it for ages, oh and you forgot Windows Live Essentials from your little list there.

So what's your point then? If you don't want it don't click the button. Is that really a problem that they're offering things for people who want them?

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George P    5,374

If you don't have it set to tell you about new MS software updates then it wont. They're optional, what MS is doing is hardly comparible to what Apple has done (download one app and get another or more installed by default).

On topic though, I've had Zune 4.2 installed since it came out, though I don't have a ZuneHD I've switched to using the Zune software to manage and play all my music. It also streams my music to my 360 as well. The official Zune software for WP7 will be v4.7 though, from the looks of it. I thought they'd just jump up to v5.0 when WP7 hit but oh well.

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LostCat    1,295

I'm guessing they have a planned featureset for 5.0 that wasn't ready.

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hotdog666al    31

Glad we don't get that in the UK!

I'd be hiding that right away.

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LostCat    1,295

Glad we don't get that in the UK!

I'd be hiding that right away.

If you'll be getting any WP7 phones (in the UK,) you will.

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George P    5,374

I'm guessing they have a planned featureset for 5.0 that wasn't ready.

Probably, I just expected that with WP7 using Zune software for media etc that they'd go to 5.0 in Nov.

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LostCat    1,295

I just wish I could still download some of the videos I bought a long time ago. It's silly that there's a one year limit on downloading to your PC yet you can download them to your Xbox whenever you like.

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Prince Charming    163

Zune 4.2 is the update that adds Windows Phone 7 compatibility by the way. Also, last year when 4.0 came out it was offered under optional updates.

No it's not. 4.2 (4.2202.0) is the current release. It's also been available for some time, and on Windows Update. It's an *optional* update, which allows you to optionally get the Zune software over WU, if you so choose. The WP7 compatible builds of Zune are at 4.7 on Connect, with the .7 having no real build significance other than to match WP7. It's likely to get a Zune 5 versioning when it comes out, add might have some new features, or stuff like 4.0's Radio feature (which exists in the 4.x release as present, but disabled) might get finished off and added.

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