Question: Issues with iTunes for Windows (update)
I recently tried to recover a backup of my iPhone 5s to iPhone SE. The SE wouldn't recognize the iTunes I had installed on my Windows 8 pc and returned a message that I needed to update iTunes, which I did to 18.104.22.168. After the update, iTunes wouldn't load any more and I got the error message:
"The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application."
I meticulously followed the instructions of member turingtest2 (to whom many thanks are in order for posting very detailed troubleshooting instructions on the issue) contained here:
Nevertheless, after having completely uninstalled and reinstalled iTunes (including all components, as per turingtest2's instructions), which I tried with versions 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, I am still getting the same error message and cannot start iTunes.
An additional problem is that I can no longer know which iTunes version I had before, which was working fine with my pc (with Avast Internet Security antivirus installed) and the 5s (on iOS 11). All I know is I had installed it almost exactly two years ago.
Can anyone help?
Is there any other way to get the SE to communicate with the 5s?
iPhone 5s, iOS 11.0.3