Windows – iTunes slow loading on Windows 7 x64

64-bititunesperformancewindows 7

my pc has windows 7 ultimate 64 bits installed and 4 GB of DDR2 RAM, working with an Athlon II X3 435 (2.9Ghz) processor. When I start iTunes, it takes 6-7 seconds to load, and that's too much.

I don't use Apple devices (iPhone, iPad etc.) and I don't use iTunes Store

Is there a way to disable unnecessary features to speed up loading time? What I need is just Music and Movies library for playing content from my hard disk.

Best Answer

Try using the 64-bit version of iTunes (you're most likely running the 32-bit version):

  iTunes 10.2.2 for Windows (64 bit)

Over the past decade, Apple's iTunes has slowly developed into a very resource-heavy application, and by default Apple provides the 32-bit version of their product regardless of whether you're using a 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System.

I find that the 64-bit version of iTunes seems to work more efficiently on 64-bit Operating Systems like the one you're using.

Once you've downloaded and installed the 64-bit version of iTunes, be sure to check for updates as soon as you can so that you can get this updated as well (the updates will also bring in the 64-bit versions).

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