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This check prevents corporate or offline users the ability to install the new Zune 4.0 software.

Most corporate networks have policies setup to PREVENT Windows Updates from running since updates can break corporate/enterprise setups.

Existing supported phones will receive bug fixes and security updates as the platform is switching into maintenance mode.

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The event focused largely on setting up "a new global mobile ecosystem", suggesting competition with Android and i OS with the words "It is now a three horse race".

Elop stated the reason for choosing Windows Phone over Android, saying: "the single most important word is 'differentiation'.

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This recipe will explain how to install the Zune 4.0 software without checking for Windows Updates or for those without an internet connection.

This does require having either Winzip (not free, get trial here) or 7z (free, get here) installed. Download the Zune 4.0 software from Microsoft’s Zune Page to a folder on your desktop. Once the file is download, right-click on the file and go to either the Winzip or 7zip context menu and then choose Extract to “zunesetuppkg-x86\” 3.

Once extracted, go to that new folder, zunesetuppkg-x86 and then go into the packages folder. In here, you will see 3 files; , Zune-fr.msi, and Zune-x86 Run the Zune-x86and this will start the Zune 4.0 installer.