ok, it’s official. itunes screwed me over. i’ve tried about 10 different solutions to getting it to install properly, with no dice.
using another media player is somewhat out of the question since i’ve still got my faithful iPod mini around (which i may now have to use to play through my desktop speakers, how ridiculous).
Many many other people have had the same problem; I’ve tried suggested fixes but they don’t seem to work.
At this point (and I’ve made a system restore point) I’ve essentially purged all (or more accurately, HOPEFULLY all) traces of itunes, quicktime, etc. from my system.
eventually i’ll deal with this somehow, but until then all i have to say is,
“this is worse than vista.”
people, this is why you make system restore points. lesson learned.