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Old 30. Jan 2015, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i keep seeing reference to Ed Botts installing iTunes 10 without bloatware article.

i tryed to follow it but im running into trouble as it starts installing its self immediately i put in a temp folder. this means i cant do a selective install as recommended

also i now see that this minimal install will not allow u to use a iphone , which what i have.

if anyone can help here all i need is the ability to sync images between a pc and iphone4s, i also plan to use a freeware program for this, but of coxxxx the drivers from itunes are needed on my pc

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Old 31. Jan 2015, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i keep seeing reference to Ed Botts installing iTunes 10 without bloatware article.

i tryed to follow it but im running into trouble as it starts installing its self immediately i put in a temp folder. this means i cant do a selective install as recommended
You must be referring to this guide:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-uno...out-bloatware/

I have installed iTunes using the above guide, and I had no problems. It's really a good guide to install iTunes without the bloat.

You must be doing something wrong, if you are having issues installing as explained.

Please post how you are trying to install iTunes on your end. From what you post, I think you are doing something wrong.

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also i now see that this minimal install will not allow u to use a iphone , which what i have.
The guide above says that to use with an iPhone, you have to install AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi too. Otherwise, it's not required for iPods.

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if anyone can help here all i need is the ability to sync images between a pc and iphone4s, i also plan to use a freeware program for this, but of coxxxx the drivers from itunes are needed on my pc
There are some freeware available, if you do not wish to use iTunes, but I have found that iTunes is the best for use with Apple products like iPods, and iPhones. However, you can try other freeware. One I see on download sites is SynciOS free:

http://www.syncios.com/version-compare.html

Free version looks good enough.

BTW, have you tried to just connect your iPhone to your PC, and see what happens, even without iTunes? If the phone can be recognized as a USB data device, then maybe you can transfer images to and fro.
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Old 01. Feb 2015, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for all that

yes, i can move images from iphone to pc without itunes installed but not other direction. seems that iphone drivers are needed for both this and general use with a third part program.

i found what i was ding wrong, i opened the self installer by mistake, so i had no control over what to install

the other article i read that said this procedure [Ed Botts's] was not good for iphones must have been wrong, thanks for clearing that up

would u mind explaining briefly about the "switches" that Ed mentions, what are they actually

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i found what i was ding wrong, i opened the self installer by mistake, so i had no control over what to install
Yes, I had guessed you must be doing that. Glad you corrected it on your own.

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would u mind explaining briefly about the "switches" that Ed mentions, what are they actually
Switches are nothing but options.

The article uses one switch, "/passive", and it is written in the article, so you do not need to worry about that.

iTunes is now at version 12.1... so there is a bit of difference in the files that you will need to install.

QuickTimes is no longer included in iTunes, so you will need to install that separately, by downloading its setup.

For your purpose, following Ed's article, you will need to install these files, as explained in the article:

AppleApplicationSupport.msi
AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi
iTunes.msi
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Old 03. Feb 2015, 06:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hi

so to recap , just to be sure.

- can open itunes with 7-zip and not win rar as ed bott keeps telling me to use, in email replies. [i found him to be very confusing in that he repeatedly refused to answer the direct question: can i use 7-zip decompressing program which i already have]

- am using xp

-am planning to use an iPhone , not ipad or other devices

- can apply the ed bott instructions to current itunes version

-still need quick times even though its only file transferring [syncing] that i want to do

appreciate ur help on this, if the above sound correct i will get on with it

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- can open itunes with 7-zip and not win rar as ed bott keeps telling me to use, in email replies. [i found him to be very confusing in that he repeatedly refused to answer the direct question: can i use 7-zip decompressing program which i already have]
You can use 7-zip. I have 7-zip, and I have used it to extract files from iTunes. Just extract the files from iTunes to a folder, and then you can open the command prompt in that folder, or reach to that folder, and then execute the commands.

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- am using xp
Should work in XP.

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-am planning to use an iPhone , not ipad or other devices
Should work with iPhone, if I understand correctly from the link that I shared earlier.

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- can apply the ed bott instructions to current itunes version
The article which I shared is for version 10 of iTunes, and it should apply to version 10 and later. So, if you have any of these, you are good to go. Will recommend installing the latest version, 12.1.

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-still need quick times even though its only file transferring [syncing] that i want to do
I can't say for sure, as I do not use iTunes, but I have used iTunes in the past using Ed Bott's guide, and I followed his guide, and had installed QuickTime. Though I think that QuickTime might be required only for playing files on iTunes.

You can try installing iTunes without QuickTime, and if it serves your purpose, well and good, otherwise, you can always install QuickTime later too.

Good luck, and let's hope it works.
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hi

just one more thing before i get started, i know ive done it before but so seldom that i don't remember, how do i open the command prompt ?

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Please look at these articles.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...mmand-line.htm

The above article shows how to simply open the command prompt. But, by this method, you will have to manually navigate to the folder that you want.

However, if you want to open the command prompt right in the very folder that you want, then read this article:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...any-folder.htm

In XP, it requires some kind of registry modification, but in the above article, Vic mentions a small utility from Microsoft, which will install open command prompt in right-click. So, try that.
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hi
ive managed to find Open Command Window Here [ms xp support is finished]. its installed but on right click of the itunes file [unzipped to a temp folder] i don't see the desired option, have tried pressing shift key at same time

any ideas? or whats the disadvantage of just doing a normal install of the selected files without changing the switches?. i understand that changing the with only allows unattended install...i could live without that luxury


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Yes, good point. I guess you can do the normal install of the selected files from the folder that you have unzipped into. No need of installing via command line.
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