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Windows 7: 64 Bit iTunes, not 64 Bit?

06 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
64 Bit iTunes, not 64 Bit?

I downloaded the 64 Bit iTunes and quicktime package from apple, i installed it, its in the normal program files, not the x86 one. When i open it and look on taskmanager it still has the *32 thing next to it in processes? im assuming that means the process is running in 32 bit? Or am i wrong?

Thanks for any help


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06 Jul 2009   #2

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TehHerb View Post
I downloaded the 64 Bit iTunes and quicktime package from apple, i installed it, its in the normal program files, not the x86 one. When i open it and look on taskmanager it still has the *32 thing next to it in processes? im assuming that means the process is running in 32 bit? Or am i wrong?

Thanks for any help
64 bit programs install to "Program Files" 32 bit programs install to "Program Files (x86). But yes *32 in the process manager means 32 bit, however the program may have other 64 bit processes.
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11 Oct 2009   #3

windows 7 64 bits
 
 

Me too, I thought I got the wrong version but I did install the 64 version and in the task manager it shows itunes.exe *32 which make me feel so sad

Probably as TehHerb says itunes has some other processes which run under 64 bits environment but I don't think so because itunes installed under /program files (x86) or something similar.

Bye.
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11 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

It would be the kernel drivers it installed, which by the way, is a completely stupid thing to do... Remember those BSOD from iTunes 8? Those were caused by the kernel drivers. The Zune software in compassion uses a user-land driver.
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11 Oct 2009   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TehHerb View Post
I downloaded the 64 Bit iTunes and quicktime package from apple, i installed it, its in the normal program files, not the x86 one. When i open it and look on taskmanager it still has the *32 thing next to it in processes? im assuming that means the process is running in 32 bit? Or am i wrong?

Thanks for any help
No it doesnt mean that the itunes x64 is not 64bit. If you try to install the 32bit Itunes, it will not install. Hence there is a 64bit version for x64 systems.
For example, in my case, i have installed 64bit ESET Smart Security antivirus. However, in the taskmgr, it shows ekrn.exe *32. That doesnt mean its not 64bit software.
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Also, even if a 64bit program installs itself in Program Files(x86) folder, its still a 64bit compatible software.


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07 Feb 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 

i downloaded the 64 bit version of itunes and it wont install on my windows it lockes up at publishing something or other and then roles back
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26 Dec 2011   #7

Win7 64
 
 
Typical Apple

It simply means that they have adjusted the 32 bit version so it will install and run on a 64 bit machine. It is still a 32 bit app. You can expect no more from a company like Apple. These days they are worse than MS.
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