Hoping Against All Odds - Vista and the Touch

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  1. Dalia

    Dalia New Member

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    Hi Everyone:

    I purchased not one but two of the Ipod T's three days ago and have been, since then, trying to get Vista to do whatever it is that it needs to do with it (appears as "Other" in Device Manager) and for iTunes to recognize that it is attached - both actions to no avail.

    I'm stressed beyond stress - spent a few hours on the phone with an Apple support person - went through the whole uninstall everything process, power down, reinstall blah blah blah and nothing.

    My question - is there anyone in this forum who has Vista Home Premium (32) and a touch where they've had no problems whatsoever with the computer and itunes recognizing it. If so, where exactly on your computer are the usbappl.sys file and other files related to it located; mine are in C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository

    Thanking you in advance and on bended knee...

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  2. Zink

    Zink Member

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    mine runs fine on 32 bit
  3. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Try this.

    1) Delete all USB drivers
    2) Restart you computer
    3) Hold F8 as it boots up (it will make some clicking noises, this is normal)
    4) When you get to the menu that pops up, choose "Start Windows Normally'
    5) Wait as it re-loads the USB drivers
    6) Try connecting

    Also, I've found that sometimes having an external hard drive hooked up can mess with my iPod, not sure if this is an isolated issue, but try disconnecting any external hard drives that you might have.
  4. Steaps

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    mine runs fine.
  5. ben471

    ben471 New Member

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    I'm doing fine on Home Premium 32 bit.

    I looked for that file you mentioned and it is in the same place as you described. However mine is named usbaapl.sys, not usbappl.sys. I'm guessing that was a typo though.
  6. Ryuukumori

    Ryuukumori New Member

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    Good, it was probably Danls92's method, and a simple restart to get it up and running, just a complex process of ending up like that! XD

    We all congratulate you- just ONE thing...

    There's an EDIT button. Use it for one post, not 3! Double posting is bad enough, but triple is even worse! XD Make sure to edit your last posts to update us all. Don't worry, it's read.
  7. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Some computers recognize the touch as a camera since it holds pictures.

    I'm glad you got it working!
  8. Assassin Sheepdog

    Assassin Sheepdog New Member

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    yet another reason to keep XP
    vista just has way too many combatibility essues
  9. bilp

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    my touch doesnt work with my Windows Vista Ultimate.... :S
  10. DerekVOF

    DerekVOF Active Member

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    Well, then read the suggestions and try to troubleshoot your issue. Apple tested with all versions of Vista so it does work with Ultimate (although not with 64-bit)...

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