iTunes was not properly installed. If you wish to import or burn CDs....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hagjohn, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. hagjohn macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    iTunes 7.4.3 .. when I try to open it in Vista 64, I get.....

    iTunes was not properly installed. If you wish to import or burn CDs, you need to reinstall iTunes.

    any solutions...
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Any 64-bit version of Windows is not supported so you should expect certain things not to work. From Apple's iTunes page the Windows requirements are:

    32-bit editions of Windows XP or Vista
    Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later required for Apple TV or iPhone
    500 MHz Pentium class processor or better
    QuickTime 7.1.6 or later (included)
    256MB RAM
    Supported CD-R or DVD-R drive to burn CDs
    Broadband Internet connection (DSL/Cable/LAN) for buying and streaming music
  3. hagjohn thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    I didn't have an issue until the last 2 versions.
  4. deanis macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2007

    I was willing to accept that when I purchased my iPhone that it was not supported on Windows x64. I have had an iPod for a looooong time now, and was successfully using it with Windows Vista x64. The iphone came along, and now I couldn't sync it with the same computer I was using to manage my library. So, i thought, what the hell, alright no big deal, now I have to use my work laptop to manage my itunes library, no big deal, I have my music files stored on a Network Attached Storage device, I can deal with that. I could still use itunes on my Windows x64 machine, could still sync my 20gb video ipod, but had to use my work laptop to sync my iPhone.

    Now there's features "magically" disappearing from the x64 version. Wouldn't you expect that since we will all eventually be on x64 that companies would plan ahead for supporting x64, rather than using the typical response "It's not supported", look at the system requirements on the box. That response infuriates me! :mad:
  5. deanis macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2007
    Found a solution

    Here's what to do:

    1. iTunes is installed just fine, so don't worry.

    2. go to and download the proper version for your setup (the top one for 32bit versions, the middle for 64bit ones).
    3. that should do it, when you look in the preferences under itunes, go to the "advanced" tab and click the "burning" tab. you should see you're burner listed there and itunes will stop giving you that warning message.
  6. hagjohn thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 27, 2006
    Thank you both for your constructive replies... Loaded the Gear driver and all's fine.

  7. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Eagle Mountain, UT
    I run Vista 64-bit at work and have the same problem. My boss also has the same problem.
  8. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2006
    Peace in Plainfield
    Apply the solution above and be a big hero at work! :D
  9. vistachj macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2007
    Hey when I try to download the fix from the link. It will not load. Is there something I am forgetting because its coming from a ftp://?
  10. aejyce macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2007
    the solution is great!!!

    thx, that bothered me for a long time
  11. MrAndrew macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2007
    I Would have to agree

    This bothered me for a long time too. I am not disappointed but surprised that apple doesn't throw a fix out there such as the one we downloaded!!! Thanks you computer genius cracker hackers!!!! Who do I owe $$$$ to? =)
  12. whynotea macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2008

    The GEAR fix worked perfectly for me - THANKS!!!

    Happy New Year,

  13. cblackburn macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2005
    London, UK
    "It's not supported" is a perfectly fair statement. It is not apples responsibility to code the Microsoft CD-ROM drivers, which I assume are the items at fault here. If you bought a petrol car, drove it to an Esso garage and put a tankful of Diesel in it, and then shouted at the Esso attendant that your car was not working he'd just look at you strangely and say something to the effect of "It's not supported". You could argue all day that Diesel is the fuel of the future because it gets you higher milage, the engines last longer and the fuel is easier to obtain from bio-alternatives. This does not change the fact that your car does *NOT* support diesel fuel.

    As a software developer I'm so sick of people being so short sighted as to blame all faults in software immediately on the foreground app. I spend many an hour grappling with inherent bugs in both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X which should never have existed. Just because they should not exist doesn't stop your app failing. In such situations it's perfectly acceptable to day "It's not supported" until the developer of the OS sorts itself out.

  14. walras macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    i get the same error, but installing Gear drivers doesn't fix it.

    I recently had IT come re-image my laptop. Now I have Win 7 (32 bit). I installed iTunes and synced it with my iPhone. Sync appeared to work just fine. However, now I get this error each time I start: "iTunes was not installed properly. If you wish to burn or import CDs please reinstall iTunes." I reinstalled iTunes, but that doesn't fix it. I installed the Gear drivers, but that doesn't fix it. I imported a CD and had no trouble or indication of problems, so it seems like my drive is working fine. Not sure what to do, but the error is quite annoying.
  15. Kenyonia macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    Is this problem back with IE7, SP1?

    So I'm also running a 32-bit version of Windows on a Sony Vaio, and now having this problem, as is another member of my family also running Windows on an Asus laptop. Here are things we've done recently in common:

    (1) Installed the latest Windows 7 SP1 (and other random upgrades as part of the Windows updates)
    (2) Run into a problem with accessing our CD drives, so ran the 'fix-it' code at ("Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media")
    (3) Installed a new version of Norton Internet Security

    Of these, I suspect (2) is the culprit, although I'm not sure why (or why our CDs both stopped working, unless it had something to do with removing an expired version of Norton).

    We uninstalled iTunes and Quicktime, rebooted, ran Norton Utilities registry cleaner, reinstalled iTunes, and still get this same error.
  16. ikeygrl14 macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2012
    wow !

    omg i could kiss you ! i was so ready to toss this out the window i tried to sneak around itunes and rip my new stuff else where but nothing i clicked the fix it link and there was the issue... im still getting that message :confused: but still imported so well have to see what happens if i reinstall itunes tommorow thanks again was the simplest fastest way to help me out


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