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Since the iTunes update (or thereabouts) on Windows 7 (32-bit) build 7100 I get the following message every time I start iTunes:


iTunes.exe has been set to run in compatibility mode for an older version of Windows. For best results, turn off compatibility mode for iTunes before you open it.

I have checked C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe and compatibility mode is disabled, and I get the message even if I run it directly from there.

How do I get rid of the message?

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This is definitely not an answer, but if you wait a few months, this problem will be solved "naturally"... –  Yar Dec 24 '09 at 14:38

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FOUND THE ANSWER and works 100% ! Windows 7 64 bit

You can read about it here: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10397771#10397771

Or if you don't want to open that and take a look just do this:

Locate: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

in your regedit

and delete the itunes.exe entry.!

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You said the compatibility mode is turned off for the .exe itself, but is it turned off for the shortcut you're using to open iTunes? Right-click the shortcut and go to Properties to check.

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Sorry I didn't specifically say I'd checked that in the question, but I have. Running the .exe directly would avoid it anyway. :) –  GraemeF Dec 25 '09 at 13:42

protected by Diago Nov 24 '10 at 19:29

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