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Fix for iTunes Setup Assistant Drivers Error in Windows

If you install a lot of different CD & DVD burning software on your PC, and are running iTunes…you may get an iTunes Setup Assistant warning. Here’s how to solve this annoyance.

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When you click OK, iTunes still launches normally, and we were able to play and import CDs just fine…but the error is quite annoying.

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How to Fix It

To fix it, head over to the Gear Software website and download the latest version of the Gear drivers for 32 & 64-bit iTunes.

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Make sure you’re closed out of iTunes and install it as administrator.

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Then run through the quick wizard accepting the defaults.

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You shouldn’t need to reboot your system and when you open iTunes, the Setup Assistant Warning should no longer appear, and iTunes will open as normal.

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This is how we solved the error with iTunes 10.1 running on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit version. If you’re running an earlier version of iTunes or on a different version of Windows, your results may vary.

In older versions of iTunes sometimes you would need to go in and make some adjustments to some Registry settings, but we just installed the Gear driver as Admin and it solved the problem for us.

Have you needed to fix this error before? Leave us a comment and let us know how you did it.

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  • Published 10/19/10

Comments (8)

  1. paul sing

    my 64x windows 7 bonjour needs to be started after every reboot eventhough it is set to auto load. any recommended fix for this so itunes integration can work properly?

  2. Anne

    Didn’t fix it, and now missing my CD drive.

  3. Ken

    Did not fix my either :-( but thanks for trying!

  4. Moses

    ….Damn

  5. Jody

    This didn’t work for me, but this did: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2272594

  6. euphtone

    This didn’t work for me. Jody’s didn’t help either. I’ll keep looking.

  7. michiel

    no this didin’t work for me

  8. michiel

    wat kan i do

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