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Windows 7: The unofficial guide to installing iTunes 10 without bloatware

09 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
The unofficial guide to installing iTunes 10 without bloatware

This might interest some that want to slim down iTunes before complete installation.


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One of the most popular posts I wrote in 2008 was a set of step-by-step instructions to help you do what Apple doesn’t want you to do with iTunes for Windows (see Slimming down the bloated iTunes installer). Now that iTunes 10 has been released, it’s apparent that nothing has changed in Cupertino. Apple still gives its customers a monolithic iTunes setup program with absolutely no options to pick and choose based on your specific needs.


Why is that important? When you run the iTunes setup program, it unpacks six Windows Installer packages and a master setup program, which then installs nearly 300MB of program and support files, a kernel-mode CD/DVD-burning driver, multiple system services, and a bunch of browser plugins. It configures two “helper” programs to start automatically every time you start your PC, giving you no easy way to disable them. It installs a network service that many iTunes users don’t need and that has been associated with security and reliability issues.


And you wonder why I dislike iTunes with a passion that burns like the fire of a thousand suns?


That’s where this post comes in. It contains detailed, up-to-date instructions for cracking open that gigantic iTunes installer and installing just the pieces you want and need. I’ve also updated my advice for individual scenarios so that you can make intelligent choices instead of simply settling for Apple’s defaults.
read the rest at source..

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09 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

TY Aaron for the informative post on ITunes.
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15 Sep 2010   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
The unofficial guide to installing iTunes 10 without bloatware

Quote:

One of the most popular posts I wrote in 2008 was a set of step-by-step instructions to help you do what Apple doesn’t want you to do with iTunes for Windows (see Slimming down the bloated iTunes installer). Now that iTunes 10 has been released, it’s apparent that nothing has changed in Cupertino. Apple still gives its customers a monolithic iTunes setup program with absolutely no options to pick and choose based on your specific needs.

Why is that important? When you run the iTunes setup program, it unpacks six Windows Installer packages and a master setup program, which then installs nearly 300MB of program and support files, a kernel-mode CD/DVD-burning driver, multiple system services, and a bunch of browser plugins. It configures two “helper” programs to start automatically every time you start your PC, giving you no easy way to disable them. It installs a network service that many iTunes users don’t need and that has been associated with security and reliability issues.

And you wonder why I dislike iTunes with a passion that burns like the fire of a thousand suns?

That’s where this post comes in. It contains detailed, up-to-date instructions for cracking open that gigantic iTunes installer and installing just the pieces you want and need. I’ve also updated my advice for individual scenarios so that you can make intelligent choices instead of simply settling for Apple’s defaults.
More -
The unofficial guide to installing iTunes 10 without bloatware | ZDNet
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15 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Great info, thanks! (Being norwegian and a bit rusty I had to look up "bloat" - Hehe, the guy who first uttered "bloatware" should have had a medal for distinguished linguistics!)
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