well well.. i've seen many a thread about good old iTunes not installing properly on win 7 but none that sound like my problem....
So ill start from the beginning.
I baught my computer not long ago
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit build 7600
iTunes was one of the first apps i installed.
It worked fine for about 2 months.. then all of a sudden it froze.
upon reboot, if i tried to start iTunes, complete freeze again.. and I mean, total freeze, no alt ctrl del.. nothing but hard shut down would work.
funny enough upon restart, my keyboard was non responsive in the windows boot screen. so i just waited the 20 odd seconds till it started normally.
anyhow, I decided to uninstall.. trying my best to get rid of all remnants of this nasty apple app.
I re-downloaded the latest 64bit version from the apple website and tried to install... this time, it would get halfway through the install and complete freeze once again!
i tried this many times.
running in compatibility mode (for all users)
running as admin (for all users)
I tried using the windows installer cleanup utility (however, nothing happened when i tried to run it...?)
even cleared the CMOS
still would freeze every time.
then, I decided to try install the old version (as I still had the setup.exe I had downloaded first which worked for 2 months)
however, it said i could not burn CD's (due to an install error) nor could i sync my ipod with it (also due to an install error)
It recomended i update to the latest version as a fix
I Updated, and half way through the update, freeze again.
Keep in mind I completed full uninstalls after each attempt, have run revo and ccleaner to get rid of all reg keys and file folders etc...
I even attempted deleting the 'machine throttling' key in the 'Disabled Sessions' registry folder as i had seen some ppl suggest that..
Now, I am at a loss.. i am quite content with winamp, i can transfer files to and from my ipod with that.
I just want iTunes to work.. simple as that.
TIA for any help