iTunes overwhelming 12.1.3

I had iTunes 12.1.3 pushed to my relatively old Dell PC running Vista (64-bit). Since then, the application crashes when I do almost anything:

  • Plug an iPad 3 (the one with the Retina display)
  • Try to update all apps
  • Sit leave iTunes open without doing anything for a few minutes

Did anyone else encounter this problem?

Welcome to Apple iGuy1975 Support communities. Your iPad 3 has been upgraded to iOS 9.x? If Yes, then you don't really have all the iTunes downgrade options, except maybe the '64 bit - for older video cards' version of 12.1.3, which is really 32-bit iTunes with a 64-bit installation program. See troubleshoot problems with iTunes for Windows updates for general advice.

If iTunes seems to freeze when the iPad is connected, then be victim AppHangB1 problems reported as the user running Vista iPad iTunes Version 12.1.3.6 works with iOS9.1?

Of course leave iTunes on Vista has produced reports of BEX and Appcrash problem since may 2014: iTunes incompatible with Windows Vista Data Execution Prevention 12.

You might not be aware that Apple has officially ended in favor of Vista with iTunes version 12.2 June 30. Beta version of iOS 9.2 must be almost complete, so I guess there is a chance it might work with iTunes 12.1.3 than previous versions of iOS better 9.

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