Windows Vista Help: Installing iTunes & Resolve Sleep Mode Issues

Windows Vista help in installing iTunes on Windows Vista

For those who just recently had Windows Vista installed on their computer as the primary operating system, installing iTunes can be quite a ride.

The reason being the change in options with each and every upgrade of Windows and its versions.

Many of us are already familiar with Apple and its range of devices. Out of which, iPod and iPhone are the popular ones.

Now if you own any one of these devices and would like to configure or add items and apps on it, it is very important that you have iTunes installed on your computer.

And as Windows Vista help puts it, it is a very simple process altogether.

Here is taking a look at how you can go about doing that.

Installing iTunes with Windows Vista help

To begin installing the iTunes application on your computer, you first need to visit Apple’s official website.

Once you are on it, hit on the button labeled as “iPod + iTunes” and then click on the latest version of the iTunes software (most preferably “iTunes 8”).

And this should provide you with the option “Download iTunes 8”. Note that this version works well with both Windows Vista and XP.

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Install iTunes on Windows Vista

Now proceed to download by hitting on “Download Now” and then “Save file”.

Windows Vista help then suggests you close your internet browser and click on the “iTunes.exe” file so as to launch its installation wizard then proceed further with “Ok”.

Next up, enter your credentials as administrator to fulfill Vista’s “User Access Control” requirement.

You need to then wait for the installation process to be completed successfully.

Finally restart your computer and that’s that with the setup steps to install the iTunes software on your computer.

Resolve the sleep mode issues using these Windows Vista help procedures

Sleep mode is the most effective method for energy and resource conservation when the system is not in full fledged use. This feature was introduced into the Windows operating system from Vista onwards.  The sleep mode of Vista and other wireless devices helps in better power management. This is a much smarter way of auto shutoff. Windows Vista help says that when the user is not present at the desk (and if any work is pending), the system will switch to a low power consuming state.

Vista problems after sleep mode

Mostly, after waking from the sleep mode, Vista and the wireless devices will show some problems. The mouse or keyboard commands during Sleep mode in Vista may come across the following issues:

  1. Fail to get the computer to respond to the sleep or wake up commands.
  2. In many situations, the system comes alive, but the mouse pointer fails to work.

Windows Vista help assists users to overcome such hindrances.

Windows Vista help procedure for resolving Sleep mode issues

Before starting any troubleshooting step for any issue, not just this one, it’s better to understand the real cause of the problem. This will help in resolving the issue and avoid that in future. The troubleshooting steps are as follows:

  • To ensure that there really is a Sleep mode issue, put Vista or the wireless device in sleep mode for a few times. If the issues persist, it can be concluded that you have a sleep mode issue.
  • Check if the computer’s basic input/output system (BIOS) has sleep mode turned off. All the power-saving states including the sleep mode are turned off in a computer’s BIOS by default. Check the systems BIOS to know the case with your system.
  • Restart the computer.
  • To reconfigure the computer’s sleep option, you will need to go into the “BIOS” setup. Instructions on accessing the computers BIOS will appear when
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    Resolve Sleep Mode Issues

    the computer boots up.

  • Follow the instructions. The instructions will indicate the shortcut keys that must be pressed to proceed through the BIOS setup configuration.
  •  Shortcut keys may vary depending on the computer manufacturers, as not all of them use the same BIOS system.

If the problem persists after changing the BIOS setting, contact Microsoft or the wireless device manufacturer for more configuration information.

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