ITunes and Windows 7

By muse475 ยท 4 replies
Dec 2, 2009
  1. I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and it said that iTunes is not compatible with Windows 7 and that I should uninstall it. If I save my iTunes files to an external hard drive and reinstall iTunes on windows 7 and just copy/replace the files with my old, will that work? Would I need to authorize the computer again to play my files?
  2. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Did a quick look around and most people are saying that you should deauthorize and reauthorize the computer, but that you don't need to uninstall itunes - just make sure it is updated to the latest copy.

    Not needing to uninstall link

    Deauthorize link
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Need more details to say for sure. But a common issue is a difference between 32bit and 64bit, iTunes 32bit doesn't want to run in 64bit 7 (or Vista probably) I would guess that this is due to how it handles iPods/iPhones at a driverlike level. But iTunes certainly is compatible with Windows 7 if you have the right version for your OS.

    When I first put 7 64bit on and then went to put iTunes on it downloaded as the 32bit version and wouldn't install. Turns out you have to use IE to dl it (Safari would probably work) if you want their website to autodetect and provide you with what version you need. If you use Firefox or Opera you'll end up getting the 32bit version.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Believe me, I never run IE (ever) but I still got the 64-bit version with Firefox. I didn't have to do anything special.
  5. fw2004

    fw2004 TS Booster Posts: 152

    I do have a Win7 32 bit system, and still I cannot run iTunes 9. I have tried installing it in every manner (using compatibility, administrator rights) but it will not run.
    The first time, iTunes would not even complete the install. After I changed compatibility settings, it did finish the install, but when I tried to run, I got an error 7.

    I have not had any trouble installing / running iTunes on Windows XP Pro (same machine, dual-boot).

    So, I don't know what's up with Apple and Microsoft.

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