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I got my ITunes to work in Vista by going to the ITunes folder. c:\Program Files\iTunes and right mouse click on "itunes.exe", click on "properties", click on "compatibility" tab at the top, and turn on compatibility and set it to Windows XP Service pack 2. Apply and open iTunes. It will give you a warning that you have turned on compatibility but you just continue on and play your music. This worked for me! :) Hope this will help some of you guys too...


PS- This also worked for Bioshock sound to work correctly on my Dads Vista 64bit.

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It turns out using the magicjack on my computer wanted to install some updated drivers to my soundcard. I blindly clicked, "Yes, install". It turns out these drivers are good for the phone but not audioplayback on my computer

the divers actually worked, if you tested them in the Sound control panel (Control Panel->Sound) by opening the options for the device there, it played. However, I opened the options, clicked "properties", then in one of the menus there was an option to rollback the soundcard. I rolled it back to its original update version, which turns out to be the one when I bought my computer, and my sound is playing again

Rollback your soundcard is an option

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I got my ITunes to work in Vista by going to the ITunes folder. c:\Program Files\iTunes and right mouse click on "itunes.exe", click on "properties", click on "compatibility" tab at the top, and turn on compatibility and set it to Windows XP Service pack 2. Apply and open iTunes. It will give you a warning that you have turned on compatibility but you just continue on and play your music. This worked for me! :) Hope this will help some of you guys too...


PS- This also worked for Bioshock sound to work correctly on my Dads Vista 64bit.

You rock! This worked for me - thank you so much for posting!!!

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You rock! This worked for me - thank you so much for posting!!!

Hey, you're a genius! I did as you suggested, clicked on compatibility, flipped back to XP SP2 and presto, iTunes thawed--the play function functions!!!
Thank you! Sanity restored...

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I've managed to fix this in a much simpler way with no re-installation needed!

Just go to control panel --> Sound

and it should pop up a message saying something along the lines of enhancements may be malfunctioning, would you like to disable, click yes and everything suddenly starts working again.

Thank you!!! My windows sounds were fine, so was streaming but could not play my mp3s. It's now fixed! Thanks again

*deserves a bump

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I got my ITunes to work in Vista by going to the ITunes folder. c:\Program Files\iTunes and right mouse click on "itunes.exe", click on "properties", click on "compatibility" tab at the top, and turn on compatibility and set it to Windows XP Service pack 2. Apply and open iTunes. It will give you a warning that you have turned on compatibility but you just continue on and play your music. This worked for me! :) Hope this will help some of you guys too...

I think that the problem is caused by one of the following Windows updates. If anyone can work out which one, it would be a step forward because running iTunes in compatibility mode is a pain.

Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB981715)

Update type: Important

Microsoft has released an update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System. This update provides the latest fixes to the 2007 Microsoft Office System. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981715

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB980232)

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=184663

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB979683)

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an authenticated local attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=184814

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB981332)

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=184779

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - April 2010 (KB890830)

Update type: Important

After the download, this tool runs one time to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps remove any infection that is found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time that you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center, or you can run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=39987

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [April 2010] (KB905866)
Update type: Recommended

Install this update for Windows Mail to revise the definition files that are used to detect e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail or that may contain phishing content. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=79015

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB980729)

Update type: Important

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007. This update provides the latest fixes to Microsoft Office OneNote 2007. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980729

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista (KB980182)

Update type: Important

Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=182969

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB978601)

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=184933

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB977816)

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=184752

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB978338)
Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to misrepresent a system action or behavior without the knowledge of the user. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179056

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

Security Update for Windows Vista (KB979309)

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=184933

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com

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mimic17 left 2 YEARS AGO - but impressive copy/paste none the less.
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>>All of the sudden my computer stopped playing music files
That happened to me too awhile back. Foolish me! I had turned off the power to the speakers

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i got my itunes to work in vista by going to the itunes folder. C:\program files\itunes and right mouse click on "itunes.exe", click on "properties", click on "compatibility" tab at the top, and turn on compatibility and set it to windows xp service pack 2. Apply and open itunes. It will give you a warning that you have turned on compatibility but you just continue on and play your music. This worked for me! :) hope this will help some of you guys too...


Ps- this also worked for bioshock sound to work correctly on my dads vista 64bit.

thank you sooooo muchh!!! You are my hero!! Xx

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READ THIS - MIGHT HAVE HELPFUL INFO!!!

Hello - I happened upon this string because I am having the same issue with my Dall laptop, running Vista home 64-bit. I thought the issue was somehow linked to the latest iTunes update but a system restore did not help. I have been racking my brain over here and realized that I had been having issues getting my external USB speakers to work a few weeks ago. (They used to work just fine and then stopped working a while back but I just had the ambition to tackle that issue two weeks ago.)

Anyway, I just plugged them in to see if I could play my music through the external speakers if not through my computers speakers. Don't you know, I plugged them in and the music started playing - not through the external speakers but through the laptop speakers!! WTF?????

I pulled the plug on my USB speakers and the laptop speakers are still playing in iTunes and I media player works, too! I closed both programs and restarted them and they both still work. Who knows what restart will bring and now I am back to square one with my USB external speakers not working, which is frustrating; and I haven't figured out where the confusion lies in the laptop's twisted little mind; but at least it is a step towards the solution... I hope! Good luck everyone!! ~ Kimmy

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