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w0hrf Level 1 (0 points)

I want to use icloud on my Windows XP PC. Is there a chance apple may support XP? If not, are there other alternatives?

iPhone 3GS, Windows XP
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    XP is not supported.


    Select Windows PC >  Apple - iCloud - Learn how to set up iCloud on all your devices.


    Alternative? Wn 7 is the minimum requirement.

  • Sjazbec Level 4 (1,670 points)

    Carolyn Samit wrote:


    Alternative? Wn 7 is the minimum requirement.


    Correction : Windows VISTA will do.

  • iorganutan Level 1 (40 points)

    You can hack iCloud control panel to work on Windows XP to give you synced access to Contacts, Calenders, Reminders and Bookmarks. It also can be used to set up your mail.


    I found a solution here, have written it up in clearer english and added details re IMAP support for addresses here:



    In summary:


    iTunes 5.10
    Unpacking program e.g. 7-Zip or WinRar
    Orca MSI editor

    The iCloud setup hack for Windows XP:

    1. Download iCloud Control Panel for Windows.
    2. Open iCloudSetup.exe file with WinRar or 7-Zip and extract.
    3. Navigate to and open the iCloud.msi or iCloud64.msi (for 64bit systems) with Orca.
    4. In the left table select LaunchCondition. Then change in the right table “VersionNT> = 600” to “VersionNT> = 200” and Save.
    5. Run modified iCloud.msi and install.
    6. Run iCloud Control Panel, located in the Windows Control Panel, and set up as you want.


    Have fun!

  • astrodoc71 Level 1 (0 points)

    If I do this can I still use my XP based Outlook Express to retrieve mail?

  • trGTO Level 1 (0 points)

    The Icloud hack above works but then Photostream is whited out and cannot select or select options for Photostream - C'mon there has to be a fix for us unfortunate people with win xp pro?


    The only thing not unselectable is 'Bookmarks with IE' !


    So basically useless, I followed the instructions, unless I missed something?

  • astrodoc71 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well it does work, but not sure how much it helps. You can't use any of the features in the control panel except the browser bookmark settings. I was most interested in getting mail onto my PC using Outlook Express and it is fairly easy to manually configure Outlook so you can get your mail. I don't even think a hack is necessary to do that.

  • daveco35 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have XP as well, did as you mentioned, using 7-zip, Orca, and still my iCloud desktp is only allowing me to see just a few options, such as Mail with Outlook, Contacts with Outlook, Calendar and Tasks with Outlook, Bookmarks with IE, and Photstream is Grayed Out... This is frustrating for me, I cannot even access my iCloud mail, @me. I have all the setting on my iPhone 4S for iCloud on, why can I not see anything in the Desktop iCloud on my XP Pro PC? I am definitel not upgrading to Windows 7 or Vista just for iCloud. I also set your advice to


    "In the left table select LaunchCondition. Then change in the right table “VersionNT> = 600” to “VersionNT> = 200” and Save."


    What am I doing wrong?

    I do see that automatically, in iTunes, both on my PCs, and iPhone, whatever I installed or purchased is showing up in iTunes automatically from the iPhone, which is something I don't understand. Where is that communication coming from?


    I am new to the iPhone 4S, and new to anything "Apple" related. My PCs are working fantastic, I don't feel the need yet to buy a Mac or iPad if all of my PCs are running fine.


    What do you suggest???

  • ffmeijer Level 1 (0 points)

    Great solution!!!


    Simple and it works great.

  • thana8106 Level 1 (0 points)


    does it work for itunes songs ?


  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,925 points)

    thana8106 wrote:



    does it work for itunes songs ?


    iTunes is not iCloud

  • irameshp Level 1 (0 points)

    It works....You Are a Genius....

  • amershiraz Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all.


    Please refer to the above past thread, regarding some tricks to have iClouds run on XP.


    I also want to do that, but my aim is very simple. I only want to export my bookmarks from my iPad's Safari to my PC. I dont have any other requirement.


    Please advise if this can be possible.

    Thanks very much.

  • schm0e Level 1 (0 points)

    How do people figure stuff like this out?

  • online4fun Level 1 (0 points)


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