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A solution for trouble with an iLife '04 install Install
When I tried to install iLife 04 this morning, it kept complaining about one of the iApps running, but I made sure none were ... and yet, still the same error. So I restarted and tried installing without opening anything. Yup, same error. So I open Activity Monitor and search for iTunes. Voila! Sizzlingkeys4iTunes, which is a program for globally controlling iTunes (website), showed up in the list. Killing the process made the iLife installer run.

It seems that Apple's installer is just searching for "iTunes" in the process list and then making its install/no install decision based on those results. So if you're having trouble getting it to install, use Activity Monitor to look for "iLife-like-named" processes and kill them off, too.

[robg adds: I tested SizzlingKeys, and it adds only that one process to the list, so it certainly seems that this is another example of a semi-brain-dead Apple installer. They're probably just grepping on "iTunes" and running with the results.]
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A solution for trouble with an iLife '04 install
Authored by: blueaudio on Sep 28, '04 03:38:21PM

I had this exact same problem installing iLife with SizzlingKeys running, so I just wanted to confirm that stopping that process fixed it.



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my ilife dvd and cd do not work at all
Authored by: whippedford on Sep 28, '04 04:11:12PM

when i put either one of the discs into my emac... they both just keep spining up then whinding down and niether will mount. i tried them on a friends PB and it does the same thing... any ideas?



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my ilife dvd and cd do not work at all
Authored by: whippedford on Sep 28, '04 04:40:01PM

sorry, i forgot to mention im talking about ilife discs



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my ilife dvd and cd do not work at all
Authored by: neighorn on Sep 29, '04 12:04:34AM

You probably have a bad iLife DVD. I had a friend to whom this happened and the folks at the Apple Store gave him a new disk.



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A solution for trouble with an iLife '04 install
Authored by: RBR on Apr 01, '05 02:36:13PM

A great catch!

I had done the "three finger salute" to force quit apps and, of course, none of the iLife apps appeared to be running.

Activity monitor showed "iTunes helper" to be running on my system. Quitting it allowed the installer to proceed.

Thanks!



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A solution for trouble with an iLife '04 install
Authored by: robg on Sep 12, '05 08:14:50AM

This same issue will crop up if you're trying to install iTunes 5 on its own; SizzlingKeys will stop the installer in its tracks -- thanks to CajunLuke for discovering this closely-related issue...

-rob.



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