Windows 7 Dual Boot

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C.V. Bernard

12 Apr, 2010 08:24 PM

When dual Booting Windows 7 and Windows XP, must I install beaTunes and iTunes twice? or should I point my Windows 7 beaTunes and iTunes directory toward what I already have installed in Windows XP?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 13 Apr, 2010 06:53 AM

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    I can't speak for iTunes, but I don't think you need to install beaTunes twice. However, if you install iTunes twice you will also get two different beaTunes libraries.


  2. 2 Posted by C.V. Bernard on 13 Apr, 2010 06:24 PM

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    Does this mean that I can/should use my XP-installed version of beatunes in Windows 7?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 14 Apr, 2010 08:48 AM

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    the beaTunes installation consists of two parts:

    • the actual application
    • the database

    The application can be launched from either Win7 or XP. This shouldn't be a problem.
    The database is located in your home directory. Now if your home directory differs in Win7 as opposed to XP, you will have two databases.
    Also, if your iTunes is not exactly the same, you will have two databases anyway, as the library id will differ.
    So in essence it depends on how you use iTunes and whether you use the same home directory under both OSs.

    To avoid trouble, I'd simply reinstall in both OSs.


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