I have been working on this problem (iTunes for Windows) since April 2012 and finally got it working. I have gone through all the suggested "advanced" trouble shooting procedures with no luck. I even tried opening a work order with them which was a waste of time because they had me retry everything I had already tried and never read my responses. I am attaching all my notes on what I have tried since the beginning. What I think was the issue all along was .net 4. The fix was listed in 12-03-12 where I removed everything, including .net 4, installed an earlier version back when iTunes was still working. I am now running version 126.96.36.199 and it is still working, Good Luck!
- Updated to latest version of iTunes 188.8.131.52
- Windows had put back .net ver 4
- Did repair of .net 4 from control panel, add/remove programs
- Did repair of iTunes from control panel, add/remove programs
- Went to store tab, review my Apple ID, it displayed my account info
- From there went to the music icon, selected one of the drop down options
- Store displayed all the music in that category
- Store is still working
- Removed iTunes, all the apple crap, bonjour and QuickTime
- Rebooted and reinstalled an earlier version of iTunes ver 10.3.1 9 (still didn't work)
- Removed .NET (it was ver 4)
- Rebooted and retried iTunes, still no iTunes store.
- Removed iTunes ver 10.3.1, rebooted and reinstalled iTunes ver 10.3.1 with no .NET stuff at all and it worked.
So iTunes didn't need the .NET stuff to work but it must have been corrupted in a way that won't let it connect to the iTunes store correctly.
Next I am going to upgrade to the latest version without .NET to see if it still works. If not I will fall back.
New items checked 11-28-12: (did not fix issue)
Set primary DNS to 184.108.40.206
Set the Date Forward and Revert Back
- Open the Settings app and go to General > Date & Time
- On the Date & Time screen, tap to turn off ‘Set Automatically’
- Tap on ‘Set Date & Time’ and enter a date a couple of years or more in the future.
- Go out of Settings and then straight back in and turn ‘Set Automatically’ to restore the current date and time.
ran the autoruns.zip program
New items checked 04-14-12: (did not fix issue)
- Made sure SSL 3.0 or TLS 1.0 enabled (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1470)
- Made sure Date and Time was correct
- ran ipconfig /flushdns (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1527)
- check for proxy server setting
- added trusted domains (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1379)
- ran msconfig configured as per instructions (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2292)
- created another windows account and ran iTunes still could not connect to iTunes Store
Original items checked 04-11-12: (did not fix iTunes Store issue)
Read through iTunes support forums and tried all these items. Still cannot connect to iTunes Store
Uninstalled iTunes in this order:
(3) Apple Software Update
(4) Apple Mobile Device Support
(6) Apple Application Support
Then reinstalled the latest version of iTunes 10.6.1.7
netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh int ip reset reset.log
Opened iTunes in Safe Mode, still could not connect
Did the autoruns app - http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4123
turned off antivirus to see if it was blocking access, still could not connect
turned off firewall - it is configured to allow iTunes access with all protocols
De-authorized and then reauthorized computer
updated NIC driver
Disabled itunes store in Preferences / Parental and then re-enabled it