iTunes 8 Re-released; Vista BSOD "Fixed"
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 126.96.36.199 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, crasher on the left "new", fixed on the right "old").
Perhaps lazy is harsh; it was the quickest way, we're sure.
For those of you who have the current 188.8.131.52 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).