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Hmmm... I just recently put iTunes on my PC...
... only a couple of months ago.
Is there anything I should keep in mind if and when I do an update?
I'd say there are 2 things to keep in mind
First would be: Can my computer handle the new graphical updates to the software? Because iTunes 7.1 now has full screen Cover-Flow
Second would be: Backup your files just in case...
and the third thing would be
to be careful where you click.
QuickTime updates do not sneak in. They are installed because the checkbox was marked as such.
Backing up is always a good idea before an update anyway
It was the iTunes update that snuck in with a Quick Time
update, and, no, there was no checkbox. I was appalled when it started installing a new version of iTunes. I was equally appalled at the result.
Hint: I don't want to update iTunes. I will simply want to
plug the Quick Time security holes.
Yes. Burn your library to CDs. That was how I recovered the
music. Backups were worthless. iTunes refused to read them. iTunes also refused to reload some of the music from CDs that the old version of iTunes had burned.
WMP ripped every one of them to the hard drive with no complaint at all. That's how I recovered all of the music.
QuickTime and iTunes with QuickTime is offered as two separate downloads when you are using the Apple Software Upate application.
It is also available from the Apple web site, again as two separate downloads.
At least you managed to salvage your music and I'm not the least bit surprised that you found WMP to be the saviour
Fortunately, they all are commercial CD's I own...
and I loaded them up on the PC to make copies for the car. I could have used my mac to do it but have limited HD space (28.5 gig) on my mac that I keep for photos.
Nice heads up for PC users of iTunes.
So much for Macs "we always get it right"
Nice to know I can screw with a Mac from my PC.
nice to know?
It's sad to know that there are folks like you who are looking to find the worst angle of a problem and then expound upon it.
I can only take it you're not a big fan of macs. All fine and good... to each his own, I say. Still, when one compares the amount of problems an average Microsoft user faces every day compared to a mac user?
You also might want to read the thread before you post next time...
"Nice to know I can screw with a Mac from my PC.
the problem being discussed concerns iTunes and quicktime... WHEN IT'S LOADED ON A PC!