How to Downgrade iTunes 10.1 to iTunes 10

If you are experiencing significant issues, including crashes, problems syncing or importing CDs after the update to iTunes 10.1, you may resort to downgrading to iTunes 10.0. To do so, follow these instructions. Mac: If you have a Time Machine backup, simply use it to restore iTunes 10. Otherwise, follow these instructions: First, delete the […]

How to Downgrade iTunes 10.0.1 to iTunes 10.0 (Get Genius Sidebar Back)

If you’re displeased with the new Ping buttons or Ping sidebar (which replaces the previous Genius sidebar) in iTunes 10.0.1 and would like to revert to iTunes 10.0, you can do so using the following process: Mac: If you have a Time Machine backup, simply use it to restore your iTunes 10.0. Otherwise, follow these […]

iTunes 10 “Disc Is Not Blank” or “Writing Disc Error” When Burning CDs

Several users have reported an issue in which iTunes 10 exhibits one of the following problems when attempting to burn discs: erroneously displays a message indicating that blank compact discs are not blank when the user attempts to burn a CD using the “Burn Disc” button disc burning fails with the message “Writing Disc Error” […]

iTunes 10: “The network connection was reset”; Fix

iTunes 10 may generate the error message “The network connection was reset” for some users, especially when attempting to purchase music or other media from the iTunes Store. In most cases, the fix for this issue is to change DNS servers to those offered by OpenDNS as follows: Go to the Apple menu in the […]

iTunes 10: “iPodService Module (32-bit) has encountered a problem and needs to close”

Some Windows users have reported receiving the error message “iPodService Module (32-bit) has encountered a problem and needs to close” after updating to iTunes 10. Fix This problem can generally be resolved via the following procedure: Downgrade to iTunes 9.2.1 Copy the folder Program Files\iPod to a safe location (such as your desktop) Reinstall iTunes […]

iTunes 10: Can’t Import CDs; Fix

Some users have reported an issue in which they can no longer import MP3 or AAC files from audio CDs after the update to iTunes 10. When this problem occurs, he following behaviors may take place: the Mac OS X Finder recognizes the CD and mounts it, but iTunes rapidly switches between the CD and […]

Hack Returns Color to Gray iTunes 10

iTunes 10 sports a significant color scheme shift–the once colorful icons in the left-hand toolbar are now what some users describe as a dull gray. The author of drien.com has developed a hack that returns the colorful icons from iTunes 9.2 to the iTunes 10 interface. Installing the patch requires the following process: Quit iTunes […]