Same problem. I fixed it by making sure the AppleIDs matched on my device and in the Windows iCloud Control Panel. That fixed the applephotostreams.exe crash and photo downloads started working immediately after I restarted.
I posted how-to steps here for the less technical: https://discussions.apple.com/message/16608195#16608195
Open up task manager and check to see if a process called "applephotostreams.exe" is running. If it is not running go to the folder where the executable is and manually start it. It should be located at
C:\Program files(x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe then check in task manager again to make sure it is running then you should be able to start up icloud with no error message
Hi, there in lies the problem!
applephotostreams.exe service is not running
When I run C:\Program files(x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe manually it just crashes!!!
Tried instally a few times, even uninstalled itunes and started again!!
Come on Apple chip in when you're ready!!!
I too have this problem. Windows displays th following problem details:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: ApplePhotoStreams.exe
Application Version: 188.8.131.52
Application Timestamp: 4eb0a8dc
Fault Module Name: MSVCR80.dll
Fault Module Version: 8.0.50727.6195
Fault Module Timestamp: 4dcddbf3
Exception Offset: 000267ac
Exception Code: c000000d
Exception Data: 00000000
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1053
Additional Information 1: 2e88
Additional Information 2: 2e88e4e14ecd6a84a26aa264030e8d02
Additional Information 3: 13fb
Additional Information 4: 13fba8a7e93b7fcee23a8c94da19e096
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I am on Windows 7 64bit and i fixed the problem by uninstalling iCloud followed by a rebooted.
I then used Apple's updater tool to re-install iCloud followed by another rebooted.
I then went to iCloud in Control Panel and signed in with my Apple ID and rebooted.
After rebooting a third time I did not receive any errors or Windows telling me that ApplePhotoStream.exe has stopped working. I hope this helps.
After a reasent update to iCloud software i was hoping for improvments. But now, instead of a greating from one program that refuses to start
I also get this
I actually do not know if this has anything with iCloud software to do but I saw it the forst time just after updating iCloud (to 1.1). Running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit...