How to Install iTunes Without the Bloat

By Lowell Heddings on September 9th, 2010

Over at ZDNet, Windows expert Ed Bott has written up a guide to installing iTunes without all the extra bloat that comes with it. If you’re an iTunes user, it’s a very interesting read, even if you don’t feel like going through the steps.

The basic idea is to use a third-party extraction utility to rip open the contents of the iTunes setup file, and then only install the stuff that you actually want. The main point is to not install Bonjour unless you actually need it.

The unofficial guide
to installing iTunes 10 without bloatware

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/9/10
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