Fuck This Zune Software

QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
I finally found my Zune after missing it for nearly a year and immediately tried to reinstall the Zune software on my computer. This has been spectacularly more difficult than I remember it being. Using Windows 7 I have tried installing it without any firewalls, as an administrator, using the complete Zune software package. I'm kinda at a loss here as to what to do and Microsoft's solutions have been even more useless than I would have expected.

Edit: Also relevant I get error code: 0x80070424.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    What errors are you getting?

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Oh, duh, error code: 0x80070424

  • DevoiDDevoiD Australia, Mate ;)Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    when you say "as an administrator" do you mean you were logged in as an administrator, or you right clicked and ran as administrator... because windows 7 has an interesting idea as to what administrator means.

    That is to say, I believe even if your account is an administrator, you still have to right click and install as administrator, also try disabling UAC by punching it in the face, with a gun of some kind :D

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    Surprisingly, people pay me to do computer things.
  • finalflight89finalflight89 Registered User regular
    This happens sometimes when the Zune software package doesn't contain an update for some related software that you have. See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944938

    In short, Microsoft makes a huge download that contains every bit of software that the Zune software is dependent on, found here. Installing this should fix the problem. I remember having this issue a while back as well.

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    This happens sometimes when the Zune software package doesn't contain an update for some related software that you have. See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944938

    In short, Microsoft makes a huge download that contains every bit of software that the Zune software is dependent on, found here. Installing this should fix the problem. I remember having this issue a while back as well.

    This is what I've been using and so far it's been no luck.

    Right clicking and running as administrator didn't do the trick either.

  • finalflight89finalflight89 Registered User regular
    I know this is old, but try running this before the install and see if you have any luck

  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    I'd also recommend sending a tweet off to Zune Support; they answer pretty quickly.

    https://twitter.com/#!/zunesupport

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