iTunes 8 Re-released; Vista BSOD "Fixed"

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News Posted: Fri, Sep 12 2008 8:16 PM

If you were one of the lucky people who wanted to try the new "Genius" feature of iTunes 8, and had an HP USB printer driver installed and said printer connection --- or perhaps a few other drivers --- you might have experienced the (yes, it's still part of Windows) tried and true BSOD when you plugged in your iPod.

The BSOD was happening in usbappl.sys, and a few various workarounds were posted at the Apple support forums, including unplugging or turning off your HP printer when plugging in your iPod (or iPhone, whatever).  Low-tech, right?

Well, today Apple re-released iTunes with a fix.  No more BSOD.  Of course, they did it the lazy way.  They removed the new driver and replaced it with an older one (see shots below). 

Perhaps lazy is harsh; it was the quickest way, we're sure.


For those of you who have the current installed, you can't just install on top of it.  You have to uninstall both the Apple Mobile Device program and then uninstall iTunes.  We checked; the driver will not update otherwise (figures).

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I have a HP printer and I tried to break Itunes and it ran like a champHuh? Good to see it got fixed for those who did have problems.

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SqUiD267 replied on Sat, Sep 13 2008 6:59 AM

HAs happened to em yet. I really down want to downgrade. especially by uninstalling. :(

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