This is just kinda sad.
What should be showing as the drivers for my iPhone in Device Manager?
Also, I have in C:\Windows\System32:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\usbaapl64.inf_ 5fce7f5f
I have tried pointing to this folder in the driver update process for iPhone, but it doesn't "take," instead just providing a message that the best drivers are already installed.
I am a little confused. My iPhone is managed by iTunes on an HP touchsmart running Vista 64. I do not see the iPhone as a device in Device Manager. The closest item I see is the Apple Mobile USB driver. Perhaps you need to completely delete the iPhone device and start all over again. I suspect that when you first connected it, you did not have iTunes running, and Vista saw the camera component through the USB port.
Makes as much sense as anything. I've uninstalled everything and tracked down and deleted anything having to do with Apple in the registry. There should be nothing left. This time I will install iTunes first, then later try my iPhone.
I really want to be able to use my iPhone with my new Dell. I guess the Apple gods are punishing me for my impurity.
I feel like I am making progress. Now I no longer have an iPhone listed as a device. I do have an Apple Mobile Device USB Driver with the famous usbaaple64.sys driver.
Vista still tries to install a driver for a digital still camera, so I also get that with an exclamation mark warning. If I delete it, Vista just does the same thing next time.
So I went from having a recognized iPhone that could upload pictures to my computer as a still camera, and was called iPhone in the Device Manager, to no iPhone, but an Apple Mobile Device USB Driver that does nothing.
iTunes returns the same error message in any case. So what is going on here?
If you have camera roll photos on your phone, I suspect they are the root of the problem. They need to be removed from the iPhone. If you want to keep them, transfer them to the Dell. Either way, delete them from the iPhone. When there are no camera roll pictures, the Dell will not see it as a camera and try to install the camera device driver. That will allow iTunes to see the iPhone. Once iTunes has recognized and synced with the iPhone, camera roll pictures are not a problem.
Welllll.... I will say that, even with a Mac, the iPhone connects a bit "funny." I download photos from my Nikon D300 using Apple's ImageCapture. Since I have my system set up to do so, when I plug in my iPhone (which is, among other things, a picture-taking device) it starts up ImageCapture, not iTunes. Pain in the *. I suppose I could DL to another app, but IC works well so I keep using it. So it's not just PC'ers having issues, although your machine trying to DL drivers each time you plug in is worse than my just having to turn off an app after it loads and then start up iTunes.
Actually, it is not that bad. After the iPhone is recognized and synced with iTunes, you can let the PC install the camera driver to handle the pictures. Then, when you connect the iPhone with camera roll pictures, iTunes will start and do its thing, and whatever program you have selected to handle photos will also start to handle the camera roll pictures.
I spoke to soon
For one brief, shining moment it worked. Now I'm back to the an iTunes error message. I didn't do anything differently. (There aren't even any photos on the iPhone.)
There is only Apple Mobile Device USB Driver in Device Manager, with the proper driver. Vista no longer tries to install drivers when the iPhone gets plugged in.
Now the iTunes error message is that an "invalid response" was received from the iPhone, so that's why it can't communicate.