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Question: iTunes 12.2 has dropped Windows Vista Support

I know Windows Vista is about 3% of the world PC market. But as the MAC is only 8% it and I highly doubt Apple has any plans to drop support of iTunes on the MAC anytime soon. Dropping support for Vista is silly as it is still a supported Operating System.


So Apple please re-consider because I highly doubt you need ti change any code other then the part that checks what version of OS you have installed before you it starts the install.


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Jul 1, 2015 9:05 AM in response to BitStop In response to BitStop

I wouldn't be surprised if this is related to Microsoft's efforts to move as many of its users as possible away from legacy editions of Windows (XP and Vista) and onto Windows 10. Vista is less than 2 years away from end of life so I'm sure that Apple see support for later OSs as a far higher priority. I actually doubt that figure of 8% for Vista .... any systems I've seen originally supplied with Vista have long ago been upgraded to 7 or 8, or have been replaced by more recent PCs.

Jul 1, 2015 9:05 AM

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Jul 1, 2015 1:08 PM in response to BitStop In response to BitStop

I suspect many more people still use XP than use Vista (I'm not wrong). They've been dropped too. On Macs the current iTunes will install on OX 10.7.5 Lion, but needs at least 10.9.5 Mavericks for the new Apple Music features. I'd expect 32-bit support to go next.


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Jul 1, 2015 1:08 PM

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Jul 1, 2015 5:16 PM in response to hhgttg27 In response to hhgttg27

hhgttg27 wrote:


Wait until July 29, take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10, then install iTunes 12.2.


...except that Windows 10 is a paid, not free, upgrade for XP and Vista users.

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Jul 1, 2015 5:16 PM

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Jul 4, 2015 2:38 PM in response to aakkam In response to aakkam

"iTunes 12.2 already doesn't support 32-bit systems, you're required to have 64-bit."


Nope ... the wording on Apple's website is highly confused / confusing, but 32-bit editions of Windows 7 and 8.1 are definitely both supported. I have it running on both a Win7/32 desktop and a Win8.1/32 tablet.

Jul 4, 2015 2:38 PM

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