How to make friends with iTunes c Windows. Solve installation problems

Posted by: 22.12.2017


The problem of installing Apple software on Microsoft operating systems is always relevant. This trouble did not pass the popular iTunes program.

Why problems with iTunes:

  • Incorrect installation of the application itself, single installation errors
  • Incorrect Windows configuration
  • Conflict with antivirus or other installed applications

Below we will look at all the above factors and you will always be aware of what to do if iTunes is not installed.

How to install iTunes correctly

First of all, you need to ensure the relevance of the distribution. The latest version of iTunes must be downloaded from the official website of the apple company. If a distributive is used, the program file may turn out to be not only obsolete, but also infected with a virus.

How to install iTunes correctly

You need to install iTunes only as a computer administrator. Therefore, in the context menu of the installation file, use the “Run as administrator” item.

Restoring a previously installed version

In some situations, after an error occurs during installation, you can try to re-restore the program. To do this, you need to restart the iTunes distribution and select “Restore” in the setup menu (you must also run with administrator rights).

Configuring Windows

1 step. Installing the latest updates

Windows Update

The availability of updates is checked in the "Windows Update Center" by clicking the "Check for Updates" button. He is in the System and Security group in the Control Panel. In the case of unspecified updates, click "Install Updates". To apply the results of the update, a mandatory system reboot is required.

2 step. Disable Windows Firewall

The built-in firewall may also affect the installation of iTunes. To avoid unnecessary problems, it is better to simply turn it off. The item "Windows Firewall" is similar to the "Windows Update". Next, in the left menu, select "Enable or disable Windows Firewall" and put a check mark on all items where there is a "Disable Windows Firewall".

3 step. HOSTS file check

HOSTS file check

HOSTS may suffer as a result of various malicious software. It is located at: “C: \ Windows \ System32 \ drivers \ etc". To open HOSTS, you can use Notepad or any other available text editor.

Here you need to make sure that the only line that is not marked with a “#” on the left is the entry: “127.0.0.1 localhost". If there are additional entries in the list, then you need to delete or comment them out, adding the “#” symbol to the left. Next, close the HOSTS and save all the changes.

Software conflicts

Finding possible conflicts with other installed programs is not an easy task. There is a huge number of programs, and it is impossible to isolate all the problems with them.

Why are such conflicts possible? Each software developer has a different approach to its implementation. Programs can affect system files, thereby making it difficult for other applications to work.

Main sources of conflict

The most likely cause of errors when install iTunes maybe antivirus work. Therefore, you also need to try to disable it.

Strange as it may seem, but there are often conflicts with other previously installed Apple software. Therefore, we find the item “Programs and components” in the “Programs” section of the “Control Panel” and sort the list of installed programs in the “Publisher” column. Remove all applications that have the publisher “Apple Inc”.

If all else fails

If nothing helped and the problem could not be solved, then it remains only to contact Apple technical support.. This can be done on the website apple.com. Any questions about the installation can be asked in its "Support" section.

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