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HOWTO: Installing iTunes 7.4/7.4.1 on Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

Files needed:

  1. iTunes 7.4.1 installer (http://www.apple.com/itunes/download)
  2. iTunes 7.3.2 installer (http://filehippo.com/download_itunes/?3005)
  3. GEAR Software 64-bit Driver (ftp://downloads.gearsoftware.com/updates/windows/drivers/Driver_Installer_AMD64_EM64T.exe)

After you have the above software downloaded, follow these steps:

Step 1 – Uninstall iTunes 7.4/7.4.1 if you have it installed already (if not, skip to step 2).

Step 2 – Install iTunes 7.3.2.

Step 3 – Using Windows Explorer, copy the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\CD Configuration to your desktop (or anywhere you’d like – just make a backup copy).

Step 4 – Uninstall iTunes 7.3.2.

Step 5 – Install iTunes 7.4/7.4.1.

Step 6 – Install GEAR Software Driver (link above).

Step 7 – Copy the backup of the CD Configuration folder back to the iTunes directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes).

You’re done!  Launch iTunes and you’re good to go again until something breaks in the next update.

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