How come I get registry errors when I try to upgrade to iTunes 10?

by on September 16, 2010

Q: I’ve recently gone through the same struggles with iTunes that some people have involving the pcast registry key. I fixed it, and Windows no longer has to configure iTunes every time I open it.

Now, however, I have a new problem. I’m trying to upgrade to iTunes 10 (manually),but every time it tries to install, it says it can’t when it gets to the deleting registries part. It says I don’t have access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE32\Software\Classes\pcast

I know for a fact that I do, indeed, have access to that reg key. I even gave myself access to every key that had the word “pcast” in it. And yet, iTunes thinks I don’t.

I’m running a Windows 7 64x machine, with iTunes 9.1.2.5 32x installed.

Thanks.


2 Responses to “How come I get registry errors when I try to upgrade to iTunes 10?”
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    Check this article and make sure you’ve done the exact same thing, and/or give it another shot.

    http://www.joechurch.com/blog/2008/08/registry-battle-with-itunes/

     
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      Hey, thanks. I ended up figuring it out last night when I tried to delete the key manually. Same thing happened to me as the guy in that article; after I got the error I’d be able to see the subfolders. After I gained access to and deleted all the subfolders, I was able to upgrade iTunes.

      Thanks for your help.