ITunes Windows Registry settings

One of the most read posts on this blog is a post I did in 2004 on ITunes and Windows registry settings, so I thought I would update it a bit since Apple has come out with instructions on you to fix problems with CD issues caused by device filters.

Device filter entries from third-party optical drive software can conflict with iTunes for Windows. This can cause issues like these:

  • iTunes does not detect any supported CD burners.
  • iTunes does not recognize audio CDs.
  • Windows does not recognize audio CDs after installing iTunes.
  • You are presented with this message even after reinstalling iTunes:
    "Warning! The registry settings used by the iTunes drivers for importing and burning CDs & DVDs are missing. This can happen as a result of installing other CD burning software. Please reinstall iTunes."

For ITunes for Windows XP look here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302976

For Windows Vista: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305422

Let me know if these solutions work for you!

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