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Apple to Windows iTunes users: Don't install Vista yet


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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:10 PM

Apple has warned Windows users running its iTunes software that they should wait for its next update before upgrading their PCs to Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company cited a variety of compatibility issues that may cause friction between the media player software, its accompanying iPod player, and Vista. Among these problems is an inability to play music or video purchased from the iTunes Store, problems synchronizing address book contact and calendar functions, and slowed runtime. Additionally, there is a chance that plugging an iPod into a computer running Vista may corrupt the device.

The problems may not affect all Windows users, according to Apple, but they are serious enough that the company does not recommend that PC owners install Vista just yet. Within the next few weeks, Apple plans to release a new version of its iTunes software that was designed primarily to address the Vista compatibility issues; when the release is available, the synchronization issues should disappear. For the time being, a special support page is available.

According to a company statement provided by Apple spokesman Derick Mains, "although iTunes 7.0.2 may work with Windows Vista on many typical PCs, Apple is aware of some known compatibility issues and recommends that iTunes customers wait to upgrade to Windows Vista until after the next release of iTunes, which will be available in the next few weeks." Apple declined further comment.

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update there is a patch 1.0 to fix some of iTunes problems with Vista

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 01:26 AM

oh crap :o

another reason to dualboot :)

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 09:55 PM

aaahhh? suddenly iTunes won't open, reinstall, or fresh install on my XP64 OS.

Anyone else have this problem now? This may or may not be related to the Vista problem, but after following the link from the error message MS was blaming Apple for security related problems. Then Apple suggested MS Update :crazy:

Am I screwed or what? I've turned up little on this(google). Any of you have a clue? :(

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:48 AM

apparently there is a new problem cropping up with iTunes. A number of new posts at Apple are complaining about simular results. These have just started to pile up recently. I'm betting that a recent MS update has messed things up.

Has nobody here had a prob with iTunes recently?

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:52 AM

hey blue, i think chriso is running itunes. you might try giving him a PM :(




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