Fixing iTunes installing/updating problem

Well as previously mentioned on a post here on my blog I had issues with iTunes after a “successful upgrade” to the latest version of iTunes and this is the second time it happens.

To my pleasure I had the answer to this dilema after hours of searching, guessing, tracking and building my own solution. Now I’m gonna release it so everyone that have this problem can fix it.

First the video:


The links:

Let me know if the links are broken.
(Links fixed they had a problem)

The command prompt need to run as Administrator, I called it from the Vista search box typing cmd and then pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

A little more:

This issue comes because the installer cannot access some registry keys because for some reason it does not have rights to access them.

Every time you start iTunes it tells you that windows is configuring the installation, you wait for it to end and then iTunes appears, but every program that uses the COM interface to communicate with iTunes fails. Then you exit the player and then again after you start iTunes windows tries to configure the installation…

This issue is addressed on the apple forum but no full answer is given, just some clues on what you could do. (from this forum is where I got the clues thanks to incognito3 for the hint and this post is the one with the original reset file)

the reset2.cmd is a recompilation of registry keys I found that needed the same permission fix.

So the cmd files changes the Quicktime and iTunes keys to give access to the installer user.

Run the iTunes installer as administrator doesn’t work.

Aleluya iTunes Works again!

Well, i had some serious issues with my iTunes installation, the Apple Update Software screw the iTunes-Quicktime install and I couldn’t use my own iTuny @_@ that was really annoying I got to use winamp in the mean time.

I finally fixed the iTunes thing, followed this 2 posts, and mixed them a little (recently installed Windows Live Mail and have the same issue described there)

Link 1
Link 2

I had an issue with QuickTime and the ActiveX control, Lucky me there is a post (number 6 to be exact) about this:
Link 3

If you ever have this problems check those post, can save you a lot of wasted time… a little to late for me, but could be Just In Time for you 😀

God Bless!

iTuny 0.5 on the works

Well this time 0.5 will have some bug fixes and some tuning on the already there features. I hope to have a beta some day of the next week if and only if I can get my iTunes installation running again….

By some reason when I tried to Upgrade from to the Apple software Updater screw the install with the whole iTunes COM interface, and now every time I try to run iTuny the system gives me an error.

I hope this can be fixed.

Will keep you informed, and if you have some issues with 0.4 check the 0.4 post on the comments, there are some answers about some common issues with using iTuny.

Have a great week.
God Bless!