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Windows 7: compatibility mode with iTunes

16 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7, windows xp
compatibility mode with iTunes

Hello, Here is the scenario... I installed itunes on my new dell windows 7 laptop. It was unable to detect my iphone. I read somewhere that running it in windows xp compatibility mode might help. So I right clicked the itunes icon and ran it in compatibility mode. That did not work. I uninstalled and then reinstalled a fresh copy. I think the problem is that I did not turn off the compatibility mode before uninstalling and windows 7 has it cached somewhere. I still get "This program is running in compatibility mode ..." dialog when I double click on the newly installed itunes. Furthermore, I changed the user account to "standard" and now I have to enter the administrator username and password everytime I start itunes. How do I resolve this issue? Is this a permissions issue? I will try giving the user account full permission on itunes.exe today evening and see if that helps. Any other suggestions?

Thanks a lot !

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Hi Khalsa,

Sometimes when an iPod or iPhone isn't fully charged, it will not be detected by windows on the first install. You will need to leave it plugged in for a bit to get a charge and then Windows will install a driver for it then.

Try that and see if it works.

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