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Getting rid of Apple files and folders on your computer may be tricky; and you might find you need that update.
Why do I have a folder named "Apple Software Update" on a PC running Windows XP? Do I need it? Can I safely get rid of it?
In this excerpt from Answercast #14, I discuss why Windows computers often have Apple software, how to delete it, and why you might not want to.
I'm actually not sure if you can safely get rid of it or if you need it for that matter.
I have an article about that generally answering; "Can I get rid of this file or folder?
It boils down to:
Why have that folder?
Well, actually that's pretty simple. If you're running iTunes or QuickTime (or any number of Windows software that comes from Apple), this is the Apple 'software updater' that manages and keeps those software packages up to date.
I would suggest in general that you want to leave it there. It's probably there because you've installed some software under Windows that actually originated from Apple and it's going to be a good idea to keep that software up to date.
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