iTunes 8.0 makes my computer slow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 213rules, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. 213rules macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    I downloaded iTunes 8.0 on the day it came out, Sep 9. Shortly after this, my Windows XP PC began to slow down. :eek:

    I didn't realize it was iTunes that was doing this until I got my iPod touch 2G (NOT iTouch). WHen I synced my music, along with my other stuff, it took over 30 mins (I have only 2 GB's of stuff).

    So, is there any way I can fix this? I can't uninstall iTunes 8.0- it freezes the computer. Or should I get a new computer (this one is 2 yrs old). I am typing this from the iTunes 8.0 computer, and it routinely freezes on me! Help!:confused::mad::(
  2. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    I don't know what to tell you.
    The same thing happens to me on Vista.
    And when I download iTunes 8.0.1 my computer freezes.
    I am just as stuck and frustrated as you.
    I bet this wouldn't be happening if we were running OSX.
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    iTunes8 has messed up more then a few PC based systems. Don't feel to bad, it messed up a lot of macs too.

    I thought that 8.0.1 was supposed to fix that but does not look to be the case.
  4. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    Well it is most likely cause Apple writes bad software on Windows. I used to own Windows and now I own a Mac, loves Mac much more then Windows and the main thing I realize is iTunes on Mac runs much faster then on Windows. I haven't tried iTunes 8 on Windows yet but how does the visualizer work in the Windows version, does it when you switch to visualizer the visualizer appears as in its been playing in the background all the while or it will appear like the previous iTunes 7 visualizer (restarts each time you start the visualizer).

    On the Mac, when you switch to the new visualizer while a song is playing, it will look like the visualizer is running in the background. Odd enough, sometime this cause iTunes to slow down badly and it will end up with a 1-2 minute kernel panic.
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
  6. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2008
    Glad you asked!! :D Yes, :apple: you :apple: most :apple: definitely :apple: should :apple:, but :apple: I'll :apple: leave :apple: that :apple: decision :apple: up :apple: to :apple: you. :apple: :D
  7. wheelhot macrumors 68020

    Nov 23, 2007
    yea....we clearly get your message ;)
  8. MXChristian11 macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I get the same results. My computer freezes ALOT on iTunes 8.0.1. It wasn't bad on iTunes 8, so idk what happened. Also, it does take up ALOT of memory!! It's horrible on a PC!...That's why I am waiting for my new MacBook! Ahhh, I can't wait. Mac OS X sounds really great....
  9. MMan5797 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2008
    Skid Row
    I have the same problem, but I don't have the option to switch to is SOO frustrating

Share This Page