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for some reason I can't install iTunes on my system (Windows 7, 32bit), progress bar goes nearly to the end and then i've got this error. Anybody had similar problem? I wonder if there is any good alternative for iTunes (freeware or gpl)?

Thank you.

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Be glad you can't install it! Awful software! – Phoshi Jan 31 '10 at 13:59
If you're not married to an iPod, Zune is actually a pretty good alternative, especially with the Zune pass if you're looking to go the legit route :) – Chris Thompson Jan 31 '10 at 17:17
yes, I agree with @Chris, Zune Software is a very high quality solution (a little heavy on resources, but runs faster than iTunes)...use it all the time myself... – studiohack Apr 22 '10 at 23:20
Why the iTunes bashing? Zune Software is great but it doesn't have smart playlists and the Genius system works out better in iTunes. Those are two of the reasons I switched to iTunes after using Zune Software for a pretty long time. The day I will leave iTunes? That's the day I discover something that iTunes is missing which I would need. (… ) – Tom Wijsman Jul 13 '10 at 12:42
c1: What error did you have? – Tom Wijsman Jul 13 '10 at 12:43

This link may help.

I've managed to solve this: Install the following "Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update" from

It looks like there was a problem in the way upgrades for this distributions were managed

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If you're not using it for syncing with an iPod, the market is flooded with free "alternatives". I say "alternatives" because using iTunes on windows is like shooting oneself in the foot with a rusty harpoon. Twice.

Try WinAMP, or my personal favourite Foobar2000 (Which has an iPod plugin here, which may or may not still work, and may or may not continue working into the future. It's apple, and they don't like not being in control, so YMMV).

I'd stress that if you're not using iTunes for iPod things, don't use it. It's nice software on OS X, but the windows port isn't.

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