Given that the solution was a complete uninstall/reinstall
It did NOT solve it.
Reinstalled it and tried again. Same problem.
Tried directly from QT preferences and it did not save my changes.
Obviously a Windows problem NOT a Quicktime.
To check it I copied the installer to my new G5 and installed it on a
brand new PC.
Everything works as it should. Un booked the "Check for updates" and it
My old Virtual PC on my Powerbook has been used for about 1 year and it is
the Windows XP registry is corrupt.
I do not believe there is something like a Virtual PC bug like this.
The windows XP is a standard Home edition
it depends on what you mean "corrupt"
if QuickTime fails somehow to add correctly its info to the registry (the
registry is just a tree-like in-memory database), of course the respective
data will be corrupt, but not the registry itself. A corrupt registry is
when the registry data is damaged and can't be loaded at all (system won't
boot etc.). You can still sometimes fix the registry file with the
appropriate tools (since there are are descriptions of it on the internet)
without using the windows registry api to access the registry data file
btw, try regmon (free) from www.sysinternals.com to monitor registry
read/writes and see what Quicktime tries to read and what it gets back (or
what error it gets back) when trying to read/write that setting to the
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