When I bring up iTunes (64-bit) the menu bar is invisible. If I hover over the area I can select the items.
I also cannot type anything in the search/find box (while in "Music")
The missing menus at the top of iTunes (in recent versions) can indicate trouble with the Segoe UI fonts on your system. It's a new symptom of a problem that can also cause text to go missing from the Device tab in iTunes.
Unfortunately it's a bit trickier to deal with on Windows 7 systems than Vista or XP. (The "Vortical" instructions which can fix it for almost all folks on Vista and XP aren't applicable to Windows 7.)
Try having a look through the following (unfortunately very long) topic. It contains a lot of information on the Windows 7 variants of this, and possible methods for fixing the various Segoe UI-related issues that might be in play:
Thanks very much. Interesting how such a simple problem has such an evasive solution.
After going through about 3 pages of this thread it became apparent that fonts were a good place to look.
I am running Win 7 x64 and the Segoe fonts did not show at all, yet if I used Windows Explorer and went to c:\windows\fonts there was the whole set of them.
I simply double-clicked the first in each group (there are several variants, like bold, italic, etc.) and this brought up a font viewer with the option to Install, which I did. (If you by mistake try one that's already installed it will tell you and allow you to cancel)
Once I intalled the whole set (segoe*.*) everything now works in iTunes, including being able to type in the search box.
Excellent news, Tom. Many thanks for reporting back with the details of your resolution, too. That looks like a good thing to try first up with this on a Windows 7 system (rather than having to delve into the registry and so forth).
I had to copy the segoe*.ttf files from my fonts folder into a temp folder, then reinstall each one. Even though Windows 7 said each one was already installed and prompted me to overwrite them, once I had done this, iTunes was back working. I had uninstalled / reinstalled iTunes prior to that with no luck. Thanks so much for the solution..