So now that I have Windows 7 up and running on my Macbook – things are really clicking. I’ve got some decent Antivirus action going on (which it was so kind to remind me I needed), courtesy of AVG.
Now I had the evil idea of trying to upgrade my iPhone 3G from Beta 4 of the iPhone OS 3.0 to Beta 5. Will the world implode upon itself, asking these two technologies to play nice together? I am a developer current knee deep in “Hello World” and other fabulous development. I’m actually working my way slowly through Stanford’s iPhone development course and figuring out Objective-C along the way. For someone whose programming experience is web scripting (PHP) and MySQL – so it’s all new to me.
The first hurdle to get over is how to open a DMG file on Windows. Through some sleuthing I found a utility called HFSExplorer which will let you mount a DMG and extract files out of it. (Warning: requires Java)
Once I got past that, it’s just a matter of installing the 8.2 prerelease of iTunes and (hopefully) upgrading from Beta 4 to Beta 5.Fingers crossed, here I go!
Whoops, ran into a weird error when launching HFSExplorer complaining about some dll missing. Looks like the program still runs okay, regardless.
It’s ALIVE! Everything worked very well…so iTunes 8.2 works great on Windows 7. This was 32-bit Win7 and 32-bit iTunes 8.2, for any nerds wondering.