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iTunes Store Can't Connect - It's NOT Winsock!

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Jan 23, 2013 5:46 PM

So I've been through hundreds of posts about this issue and have tried what I believe is everything. I'm having the issue of being unable to connect to the iTunes Store while running Windows 7 on an Asus G53. When I run diagnostics, I am told that the Windows Firewall is blocking iTunes. Additionaly, when I go to the Home Sharing tab, I'm told that Bonjour is not running. However, I clearly have iTunes and Bonjour listed as allowed programs in Windows Firewall, and have used the "Advanced Settings" to manually re-add them several times. Additionally, I have tried:

  • resetting winsock protocol (numerous times)
  • used the autoruns application to discover that the only winsock provider I have running is Bonjour
  • opening ports 80 and 443 (
  • completely disabling Windows Firewall, including the service
  • reinstalling iTunes 10.7 instead of 11
  • flushing my DNS
  • running iTunes as an administrator
  • resetting Bonjour (I can verify that the processes are running)


I am totally out of ideas! Can anyone help?? Please!!

iTunes, Windows 7


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