Windows® XP 64 Bit iTunes
iTunes is an application developed by Apple® for better management of media files. Although it is designed especially for Mac®, this does not mean that it cannot work for Windows®. It can be used efficiently on a 64-bit platform, so be sure that you have your Windows XP 64 bit iTunes® installed correctly.
- Downloading iTunes®
- Installing iTunes® on Windows® XP
- Configuring iTunes®
You must be very careful about choosing the perfect website for downloading iTunes®. First, as mentioned earlier, iTunes are designed for Mac®. Finding a website that provides iTunes® for Windows® might take a while, but it is surely worth it. Check if both Apple® and Microsoft® trust your source. You will have to do this, as iTunes® kits are great for hackers in order to introduce malicious software on your system. You might also try to find iTunes® for Mac®, then downloading conversion software and an optimizing program. This is a little bit more complicated solution, so you will have to get some software knowledge before doing this.
Installing iTunes® on Windows® XP
install the iTunes if they are not designed for this operating system. You will get a warning message and you should stop the installation. Usually this problem will not appear if you followed the step one correctly. Do not try to finish your installation if you got this message, as they will surely not work. In addition, you might also get driver conflicts and computer crashes as Windows® is not so tolerant with Mac® applications. Some advanced users are trying the next trick for installation: Download the files required. All of them are Windows® XP 64-bit compatible except for the iTunes.msi, which is the most important. You will have to make it compatible by using Orca. Edit the ‘Launch condition’ section and change it from VersionNT64>=600 to VersionNT64>=501. Exit and save, and then complete the install. You should have your iTunes® application installed correctly and ready to work. If this trick is not working, you might just give up, as some of your computer’s drivers are not compatible with iTunes. Reinstalling Windows® might work, but be aware that this operation might prove useless.
Once you have passed the complicated process of installing, you can get to the configuring part. Connect your iPod or iPhone to your computer and be sure that its drivers are properly installed. You should avoid conflicts given by the 64-bit system by downloading some special drivers for your iPhone also.