8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2012 11:55 AM by daoramas
driftin_out Level 1 (0 points)

anyone one else having abit a of laggy issue with playing music on windows 8?

i just upgraded to windows 8 con. preview, and its great and fast.

i use to have windows 7 and itunes never skipped a beat.

i have a sony viao with an upgraded ram and ssd hdd.

and its pretty fast.

so i dont think its my computer and windows 8 seems to be fine.


anyone else having this issue? but it only happens now and then.......



i have my music all copied to my sdd hdd aswell

and thats all thats really on there as i have ext. hdd's.

i have a average size library in itunes with around about 50gb of music.

iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.3
  • Katrina S. Level 7 (24,095 points)

    iTunes isn't supported with win8 yet. I suppose you could give feedback to Apple on it, anyway.

    itunes menu > help> provide itunes feedback


    You'd probably get farther asking on a win8 support board. Everyone there would presumably have win8, unlike here on Apple Discussions it will take a while for other win8 users to come along.

  • artnerd73 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was having the same problem, if i play a youtube video, the itunes song immediately begins to play, I have no idea why this works...Try it and see if it works for you so that I will not think I am crazy!

  • kirkenshrir Level 1 (0 points)

    I also noticed the same thing with playing youtube videos solving the problem (!!!)


    At least it's not a bug in my hardware or something funky in my install. I guess I can either a) deal with it b) wait for apple to fix it or c ) go back to win7...



  • driftin_out Level 1 (0 points)

    hey guys

    think I figured it out

    I also had problems syncing my iPhone 4s

    both have the last software/firmware from apple.

    but I noticed if I unplug some of my USB devices

    it works fine

    so I just unplug them then re-plug them in.

    I have 3 USB inputs usually all 3 have kings plugged in

    one is my external hdd

    one is wireless USB modem

    and the last one is my iPhone.


    they only promblem I'm having with windows 8 and iTunes is this and sync my iPhone.

    sometimes it syncs and sometimes it doesn't.


    never had this problem with windows 7 or my computer/hardware before.....


    try this out and let me know.

    also you guys havin sync issues with windows 8?

    seems to be a very common problem with windows 8 from a google search..

  • seer250 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same issues with Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I installed on a fresh system and still had issues.


    I experienced extreme lag, with pretty much everything, and iTunes freezing once I attempted to change the currently playing song.


    I had a mess with compatibility mode and found out that running it in with Compatibility mode enabled for Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and as an administrator fixed it. It works now, however, there is a popup message that comes up on launch telling you to change the compatibility settings, but pressing "OK" makes it go away.




    • Open Windows Explorer, and navigate to: "C:\Program Files\iTunes" (For 32bit) or "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes" (For 64bit), unless you changed it.


    • Right-click on "iTunes.exe", select "Properties" from the context menu, and click the "Compatibility" tab.


    • Under "Compatibility mode" check off "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" from the drop down menu.


    • Further down under "Privilege level" check off "Run this program as an administrator".


    • Click "Apply" and "OK".


    Should fix any issues, I have my default iTunes Media Folder Location within an external hard drive so unplugging all of my USB's wasn't an option.


    Hope I helped!



  • ridernyc Level 1 (0 points)

    The above answer is not the fix, or at least not the fix on my system.  After thinking about it and looking at what is happening it was obviosu the problem is with the audio drivers. REaltek Ausiod drivers have been hard to find and keep updated for years now.


    This is the only place I have found the actual new updated windows 8 drivers:


    http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/SOUND-CARD/REALTEK/Realtek-HD-Audio-Driver-for- Windows-7-Windows-8-x64.shtml


    Even if compatabilty mode fixes the issue for you, I belleive the real culprit and real fix is to update your drivers.

  • seer250 Level 1 (0 points)

    Audio drivers would not be the fix for a program compatibility issue. Did this work for yourself?

  • daoramas Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I have win 8 and the iTunes can't conect with the iTunes store, can't sync the apps of my iPhone 4s with the computer, any help please?