iTunes. Is it really so bad?

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  1. KevinJS

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    Whenever I use iTunes, I'm lucky if I can get it to start first time without locking up, often forcing a reboot and a long wait for everything to get going again.

    I'm convinced that the problem lies with my computer, which runs 64-bit Vista, but I'm not prepared to shell out even more money for an upgrade to 7. I'd rather slog along with Vista, until it's time for a new desktop.

    Anyway, I've heard complaints about iTunes from various directions, so I'm wondering. What is the iTunes experience of other members on the various operating systems? Does it run better on the Mac? Does it run well on 7? What are your major complaints about the program in general? Is there anybody out there who loves it, and never has an issue with it?

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  2. Sendbeer

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    itunes is pretty bloated on Windows. It runs ok on my machine, but it's a very high end machine. The good news is you may get to cut the cord when ios5 finally gets released.
     
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    I have 7 and it runs fine, so many programs don't run well with vista that my guess it's the problem. Try running in windows XP mode, that usually helps.
     
  4. SweetPoison

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    I have Vista and all works fine for me.
     
  5. Sendbeer

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    You can try to uninstall/reinstall itunes. Sometimes something gets corrupted on an install. Make sure you don't have a lot of unnecessary programs running in the background.
     
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    My conception of hell. Having to use iTunes and Vista.
     
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    Dump vista, runs fine on win 7

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  8. KevinJS

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    Never thought of that. I'll try it. Thanks.

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  9. Kaykaykay

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    Lol. I'm with you on that.

    iTunes is a necessary evil, IMO. It does some things fine, some horribly. I've read that even Steve Jobs has griped about how parts of it worked (or didn't work). If he has problems with it, pity newbies.

    The developers of Vista should be put on some kind of tribunal involving software crimes against humanity.
     
  10. GoPackGo

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    Ugh, you can say that again. My laptop is a nearly four year old laptop and iTunes is just a nightmare on it. Luckily I don't have to use iTunes very much with this iPad.

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