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Starrider1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How to install itunes on a windows 8 operating system?

Itunes, Other OS, Windows 8 Itunes
  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,985 points)

    There is currently no publicly available version of iTunes available for Windows 8.

  • brucemair Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there likely to be one soon, or do I return the laptop to the store to install WIndows 7?

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)

    iTunes 10.7 works perfecly well in Windows 8.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,985 points)

    igmackenzie wrote:


    iTunes 10.7 works perfecly well in Windows 8.

    For some, but not all.  This does not change the fact that it is not currently supported.


    iTunes 11 will be released sometime this month, it may provide support for Windows 8 but nothing has been announced.

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)

    It may not be supported, but that doesn't stop it working perfectly fine.  There have been very few reported problems with 10.7 on W8.  Anything that runs on W7 should run in W8 desktop mode.

    In fact, on an anecdotal note, on my VM and Bootcamp I have had no issues with anything on W8.  Seems pretty impressive to me from that perspective.

    Bootcamp drivers are also not offically supporting W8, but, again, that doesn't stop them working fine for most people.

  • Starrider1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for responding. I was able to install the software.

  • King iPhone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hey ... itunes doesn't install on my Windows 8 Pro .... please help me ....

  • ahoya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have not been able to install iTunes on a Windows 8 Pro (64) PC.  I get the following message: "The installer encountered errors before itunes could be configured.  Errors occurred during installation".  Any ideas why?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,985 points)

    ahoya wrote:

    Any ideas why?

    As has already been stated, Windows 8 is not currently supported.

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)

    Yes, but as also has been stated, it works perfectly well for most people. I fact, if you Google Windows 8 and iTunes, only this thread and another on ASC come up.

    There are probably less reported problems on W8 than normal iTunes issues on Windows.

    Don't know why it is problematic for a couple of people here - could be one of many reasons. However, it should work, but maybe they'll have to wait for an update as you suggest.

  • theAchilliesHIV Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also just bought a Windows 8 computer (64 bit) with IE 10 and I am also unable to download itunes. Once I click the "download" button, it automatically generates the "thanks for downloading" without runing any application or software to officially install itunes.


    And as it was said earlier........ for me, a google search for itunes for windows 8 generates this thread, on bing with the same search- i found this article (which is elusive and officially gives no answers- going nowhere)



    and finally a search in apple has not pulled up any results, to include this thread.


    So it looks like we get those people who had it successfully download to explain how, i.e.they had to change certian internet options or something to that effect to get it to work, where it downloaded, etc---- cause the rest of us are STUCK without itunes. My next step tomorrow will be to call apple for support and if I succeed I will re-post the thread and/or answers.


    thanks guys

  • theAchilliesHIV Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I was able to get it to download without contacting apple support. I had my internet options set to default, go to TOOLS, INTERNET OPTIONS, then....


    - cleared any stored trusted sites (under the security tab at the top)


    - deleted the browser history on default settings (under the general tab) (the top four click options found by clicking SETTINGS)


    - disabled the popup blocker going to TOOLS, POP-UP BLOCKER, TURN OFF POP-UP BLOCKER


    -and the FINAL step i did was went to the URL bar (where you type in an i.p. address or website name) and clicked the sign which is a circle with the diagonal dash (looks like a NO SMOKING sign), un-blocking any filters that were being set. After that, I clicked "download" for the itunes (WIndows 64 bit for me and my laptop)- and it popped up the menu to allow me to run and install the software for itunes version 10.7


    It included a shortcut to the desktop and appeared on the windows 8 start menu as well. Hope that helps people get itunes on their computer.



  • helpdavid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I installed iTunes on my new Windows 8 laptop but it won't sync with my ipod.

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)

    iTunes 11 now officially supports windows 8.  Hopefully, that will solve the problems reported in this thread for those having difficulites.

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