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Windows 7: How to stop iTunes from crashing at random times?

17 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
How to stop iTunes from crashing at random times?

My iTunes always crashes at the most random times. Usually every 30 minutes to 1 hour it just says iTunes has stopped working...

I tried reinstalling it multiple times and I used a registry cleaner.. Idk what to do. Can you please help me?

I even tried compatibility mode on Windows XP service pack 2

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17 Nov 2012   #2

7 x64

Simple Stop Using iTunes. One of the worst pieces of software ever created. Just my honest opinion. This coming from someone that owns a Mac and Win PCs. Don't even use iTunes on my Mac.

Try posting over in the Apple Support forums. They have one for iTunes on Windows.
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20 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Haha ^

It is pretty rubbish atm imo. However with iTunes 11 supposedly around the corner (if they don't delay it again -.-) this November we may have an iTunes that is actually pretty good.

As for fixing iTunes crashing at random times, you need to remember if you have a lot of music, books, apps etc... Your computer needs to have a decent amount of RAM in order to expect to not crash as I remember running iTunes on a PC that had 512MB of RAM, so slow... I now have 8GB of RAM and iTunes doesn't crash but it is still slightly slow.

I'd wait until iTunes 11 comes out, if it still crashes a lot and the iTunes reviews say it is fast you may need to consider buying more RAM/upgrading your PC if it turns out your PC crashes a lot with other programs that are fairly large in size such as Adobe CS6 programs (Photoshop/Dreamweaver).

However I'd only consider upgrading my computer if it is quite outdated, I wouldn't just do it just for iTunes LOL.

From experience I know Windows Media Player is reliable.
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