4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2012 10:22 AM by 2strikes
2strikes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have installed, uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version if itunes.  I cannot get itunes to open up by clicking on the desktop icon.  I keep getting the message"Do you want to allow this program to make changes?"  The program is Apple Inc.  I click on yes but nothing happens.  I have set itunes to run as the adminstrator. Can anyone help me?


Windows 7
  • 1. Re: i can not open up itunes using the desktop icon
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)

    There's a couple of different things I can think of that might be going on.

     

    One is that the installation has become damaged, and when you try to launch iTunes it's trying to do a repair install (consistent with the UAC message you're getting), but the repair is then failing silently.

     

    Can you check something for me? Head into your Uninstall a program control panel, select iTunes, and click "Repair". Does the repair install go through okay or do you get an error message? If you get an error message, what does it say? (Precise text, please.)

  • 2. Re: i can not open up itunes using the desktop icon
    2strikes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello  b noir!

    I did what you suggested, chose to repair itunes.  it ran through it's little thing, I did not get a message.  I restarted my computer and was able to get into itunes thru the icon.  I then closed out itunes and tried to get in again and was DENYIED!  I got the same message :  If i wan to allow this program to make changes 2 this computer, program name is Apple, verified publisher is Apple Inc.  I do notice that there is a windows shield? on the icon itself on my desktop. 

  • 3. Re: i can not open up itunes using the desktop icon
    b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,995 points)

    Odd that it is launching fine once after the repair.

     

    We'd better check to see if it's a compatibility mode issue.

     

    Try the following document, only be sure that none of the boxes in the compatibility mode tab are checked (not just the compatibility mode box itself):

     

    iTunes for Windows: How to turn off Compatibility Mode

  • 4. Re: i can not open up itunes using the desktop icon
    2strikes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I turned off all compatiblity modes, i left the run as administrator box marked.  i still get the same message! I also DID NOT restart my pc and it DID NOT open!