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iTunes made my windows 7 extremelly slow.

2319 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2012 8:39 PM by Avyncentia RSS
P Ravizzini Calculating status...
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Feb 17, 2012 2:44 PM

After installing iTunes on my computers, The system slowed down terribly. It`s practically unbareable now.

I have a laptop running win 7-64 Bit with 8Gb RAM and Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz


I checked around and It seems other people have had the same issue after installing itunes.

Can somebody help? I just got my Iphone and need to sync my data every now and then.

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • wiclee Level 5 Level 5 (6,940 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to P Ravizzini)

    Close your iTunes,

    Go to command Prompt -

    (Win 7/Vista) - START/ALL PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES, right mouse click "Command Prompt", choose "Run as Administrator".

    (Win XP SP2 & above) - START/ALL PROGRAMS/ACCESSORIES/Command Prompt

    In the "Command Prompt" screen, type in

    netsh winsock reset

    Hit "ENTER" key

    Restart your computer.

    If you do get a prompt after restart windows to remap LSP, just click NO.

    Now launch your iTunes and see if it is working now.


    If you are still having these type of problems after trying the winsock reset, refer to this article to identify which software in your system is inserting LSP:

    iTunes 10.5 for Windows: May see performance issues and blank iTunes Store

  • wiclee Level 5 Level 5 (6,940 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 5:06 PM (in response to P Ravizzini)

    If it works, there is then not the LSP issue, so not to worry about the 2nd fix.

  • Cakerator Calculating status...
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    Apr 17, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to P Ravizzini)

    This worked for me finally after 2 days!!! Thank you, now my kid will get off my back!

  • pawar.manoj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 2, 2012 10:27 PM (in response to P Ravizzini)

    I tried to reset the Winsock providers by running 'netsh winsock reset' and rebooting the machine. Autoruns only shows one entry under Winsock providers, that is for Bonjour. I tried to repair both Quicktime and iTunes by going to the Programs under Control Panel on my Win Vista SP2 machine with iTunes 10.6.1 and latest Quicktime version. None of these solutions work for me. iTunes store access was working fine till yesterday evening and I have not installed any new software or made any hardware or software changes to my network, no firewall changes etc. I am at a loss to understand what is wrong now. Any suggestions are welcome.

  • Avyncentia Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2012 8:39 PM (in response to wiclee)

    It worked for my XP. Thanks so much!


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