Windows Vista and Windows XP users are finding an unexpected addition to their Control Panels, a link for “MobileMe Preferences” has begun appearing at the bottom of the Control Panel screens of those who have installed the latest Apple iTunes software — according to one user, without any notification at all. The MobileMe preference panel has also been reported to be showing up in Windows XP as well.
MobileMe does feature Vista compatibility, and the most recent update to iTunes, version 7.7, added functionality necessary for iTunes to work with the service — although it is not necessary to sync information.
It is through iTunes 7.7 where Apple added the MobileMe functionality to Windows computers. The tutorial for setting up MobileMe on a PC confirms this. As Step 1 clearly reads, “Download and install the latest version of iTunes. iTunes includes the software required to set up MobileMe on your PC.”