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Update iTunes from non-Admin account?

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I had to install iTunes from an admin account, but I use it from an non-admin account. When I get the message that there is a new version available, can I upgrade from the non-admin account? I don't want to try it without knowing because I don't want to corrupt anything. I'm on Windows XP.
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  • polydorus Level 6 Level 6 (11,950 points)
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    Sep 17, 2009 7:37 AM (in response to Apple rejects my alias)
    No, you log out of you limited user account and update from an administrator account.


    Personally I don't trust updating from within iTunes and I always download the installer and save it on my PC before running it.

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

    As I am rather paranoid, I make copies of iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Library.xml before updating, do this with iTunes closed. But iTunes should make a backup of its own when updating. Unfortunately if you have to update from an account that is not your usual one, it will backup the library of the account you update from, not the one you want.

    Added : Actually I may be wrong in my last point. If the backup is made when you first open iTunes and it converts the library, you may be OK. But I would make a copy anyway.

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    compaq presario iPod 20GB iTunes 9, Windows XP, SP3
  • polydorus Level 6 Level 6 (11,950 points)
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    Sep 19, 2009 8:49 AM (in response to Apple rejects my alias)
    I am afraid I can't help you with that, although I did briefly try out Safari a while ago. I didn't like it so I uninstalled it and there no problems for iTunes. Even if there are, a quick repair install would probably do the trick.
    compaq presario iPod 20GB iTunes 9, Windows XP, SP3

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