Which iTunes components do I REALLY need?

  1. CJW
    Posts : 185
    10 Pro. 64Bit

    Which iTunes components do I REALLY need?

    I did a clean reinstall of Windows 10 not long ago & want to reinstall iTunes. But 1st, I'd like to know which components I REALLY need? What I mean is that when running the iTunes setup program, it unpacks 5 Windows Installer packages:

    1. AppleApplicationSupport64.msi
    2. AppleMobileDeviceSupport6464.msi
    3. AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi
    4. iTunes64.msi
    5. SetupAdmin.msi

    I am ONLY going to use the player to listen to music as well as download & watch movies from my computer. I am NOT going to be syncing w/ANY i-device (iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc.).
    So I know I do NOT need to install the AppleMobileDeviceSupport6464.msi & I am NOT going to be installing the AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi for personal preference; the SetupAdmin.msi will just install ALL the components & 2 startup files (which just slow down boot times & add nothing to the iTunes experience), which is what I DON'T want. So, besides just iTunes64.msi, do I REALLY need the AppleApplicationSupport64.msi installed?
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,514
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    You can probably live without 2 & 3. Another approach is to install all then uses Autoruns to control which iTunes programs / services / tasks are allowed to run.
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  3. CJW
    Posts : 185
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter

    Along w/the iTunes.msi, I did have to install the AppleApplicationSupport64.msi. All is working fine now & fortunately I didn't have anything added to my Startup.
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