Now we just need more driver writers to adopt 64-bit Windows. Download it from here using a web browser that identifies itself correctly as a 64-bit browser, such as the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer.
If you want to download the 64-bit version directly without relying on the problematic website detection routine, grab the new 64-bit edition directly from here.
Mild rant: I hate websites that to try be clever and do not let you manually specify what version of a program you want to download. I know it tends to make it easier for end users but there are many times when I am on a 32-bit OS and need to download a 64-bit program.
Update: A reader named Mark left an excellent link in the comments page of this blog that shows how to install iTunes and iPhone support on Windows XP 64-bit. I really wish Windows XP 64-bit had better support when it was launched because I suspect we'd have more Vista and Windows 2008 64-bit drivers by now.
Using XP x64 here too, thanks for the link :D, tried to install the 64 bit version, but it'll just whines about the OS not being Vista... Anyone knows how to shut the thing up and force the installation?
I'm beginning to think that people at mac are a bit retarded.
Followed the guide, however when changing the switch in the msi, I just get an error when executing the installer !
I get errorcode 2229, however. if I look it up, its "Database: . Could not load table '' in SQL query: ". which is pretty weird also when changing the products back to the default (requiring Windows 600) it just gives me the Vista error.
Any Clues? Can anyone send me their altered version?
This really sucks. I'm winXP x64 too, and had it working pre 7.6- I updated to 7.6 and immediately got a message that it wont be able to burn music and that I need to reinstall. So I uninstall itunes and now I can't get it reinstalled with either the x32 or the x64 version.
I have to agree totally. Thank you so much for putting a direct link because apple's rubbish system would not give me 64 bit.
Its just so typically apple. trying to be clever by oversimplifying it but cocking it up royally. Imagine if you were at a department store and were told you couldnt buy something for your girlfriend because you weren't female. Its absolute crap. And disabling x64 installing on windows when people were going through elaborate workarounds to make it install and it was compatable ... the IDIOTS
ok, i spoke too soon. The 64 bit itunes 7.6 does NOT work on windows XP x64 , as the blog topic says. However i did manage to get it working with a workaround following instruction from this site : http://yukichigai.googlepages.com/iphonex64
there are some really tedious steps. I upped the edited installer i made here. http://www.mediafire.com/?200gt3ysjjw You must have latest quicktime installed before installing. Download quictime from itunes website. Should work, if not go through the steps in from the guide above.
I also tried to fix the installation problem of Itunes in XP x64. The installation guide mentioned here doesn't work in XP.
But I managed to install Itunes in a different way: Right-click on the Itunes installation file (the original 32-bit version) and go to 'properties'. Click on the tab 'compatibility' and let the program start under 'Windows 2000' (this one worked for me). Click 'OK'.
Now start the installation of Itunes. After one more warning of Windows it should work.
relatively easy fix that also gets around annoying itunes stuff
1) check to see if your 64-bit computer can 'see' the ipod as a storage device
2) use a friend or library computer or something where you can get itunes loaded and a) install i-tunes b) connect your ipod c) if your 64bit comp was able to 'see' ipod, do nothing else (no need to even register) - if your 64-bit comp was unable to 'see' ipod then you need to enable mass storage device setting on your ipod (it seems as though new ones are already enabled, mine was anyway)
3) your done using iTunes now, go back to your own computer
4) install python on your computer from
5) download database builder form sourceforge
6) extract database builder download and then copy rebuild_db.py into the ipod's root directory
7) drag and drop whatever mp3s you like into the ipod - just put them in the root directory in any folders you like - I do them by album
after you put the music you want on to the ipod, double click the rebuild_db.py file in ipod root directory
9) listen to your music
10) if you want to change songs, just mess around with them however you like, and double click the rebuild_db.py file again when you are finished - if you want to change songs using someone elses computer make sure that python is installed
I just finished doing this and it works 100% with the new ipod shuffle 1gb
I take no credit for this other than noticing that new shuffle can be 'seen' w/o having to enable from iTunes (at least on my comp) and spent a while looking for enable mass storage when apparently none existed
All the real work was done here: where you can also find more detailed instructions
ok, after hours and hours of research and trying and uninstalling i've got it. so if you're reading this and thinking...
"dang, i want to be that guy that has his apple ipod working on his xp 64 bit system"
listen to the tips here:
1. the instructions given are about 95% air tight, read my tips and then go and follow the instructions found here: http://yukichigai.googlepages.com/iphonex64
1.a) IMPORTANT!!! you must have SP2 installed on your operating system. you can check this by right clicking on "my computer-->Properties-->General (tab)
*it will tell you under "system" what service pack you have, if it says SP1 make sure to go to windows and download SP2.
2.) download and install quicktime 22.214.171.124 (this is the most current version as of 5-7-2008)
3.) go to the instructions page, download 7-zip, and the direct link to itunes64setup.exe WHICH IS THE CORRECT VERSION 126.96.36.199 ... (do not follow the link to apples page because the download will most likely be "itunesSetup.exe" which is a 32 bit installer)
4.) follow the instructions carefully UP TO the instructions for getting itunes to recognize the ipod. THEN STOP
5.) AT THIS POINT MAKE SURE YOUR IPOD IS PLUGGED IN, TURNED ON and MOST IMPORTNANTLY ....UNLOCKED (unlocked as in move the "slide to unlock" on the touch screen or make sure if not a touch the HOLD is NOT on)
6.) Continue through the instructions to update the driver. Having the ipod unlocked for some reason was the only way I could get the driver to install.
you should be as happy as I am, but still have the lingering feeling of wanting to run over apple employees with your car.... so thats where step 7 comes in handy...
7.) find a Pillow and punch it several times pretending its Steve jobs
Verified. This step is not a virus. It works 100% perfectly. Just make sure all and i mean all, quick time included, apple programs are removed from your computer, and run his installer. It takes about 5-min, but your touch will work fine for XP64 bit after words. Thank you sir! i was getting ready to return this shitty apple product.
Hi hip, I installed itunes on xp64 using your installer. It seems this the closest I have come to a working version yet. Only thing is, it won't detect my iphone (which is pretty big issue). Do you or anyone else here have any suggestions to fix this?
My pc is detecting the iphone through usb (it says it is a camera and it is charging it ok)
Whoever you are, you are brilliant. I downloaded the iTunes801XP64Setup.exe installer from and it worked perfectly. I'm still testing it but so far so good. My iphone is up and running at last.
I spent hours trying to get it to work and if i had just downloaded this installer i would have saved myself hours of trouble and heartache.
I agree with everyone here at this post. Apple has really dropped the ball on so many fronts regarding the iphone. The fact that people like this good person here had to create something that should have been standard is just terrible. When will apple get it together? They have cornered the market with this great product, the iphone, but have left out simple important things like itunes for xp64, cut and paste, etc... My rant is over.
I have a laptop with W2K spk4. The hard drive crashed so I got another and reformatted it and reinstalled W2K. I went to install Itunes for my 80gb classic (which was working on W2K before my crash) but now itunes says I need 7.6 or newer but when I install 7.6 it won't work because it says I need xp or vista. All was fine before the crash. any ideas?. please reply to email@example.com.