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Question: Windows Vista purchases with iTunes gift card?

Can iTunes gift card be used to purchase music from a Windows Vista PC?

iPod classic, Windows Vista

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May 28, 2018 8:12 AM in response to Niel In response to Niel

Thanks for the reply, Niel. I am able to access the iTunes store on my Vista pc. Although I only had .75 cents remaining in my gift card account I tried to make a purchase and the message that came up said insufficient funds. Which leads me back to my question; Can a purchase be made with Vista using a prepaid gift card?

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May 28, 2018 12:17 PM in response to mirrorfinish In response to mirrorfinish

From the linked support article:

Windows XP or Vista PCs

Starting May 25, Apple will introduce security changes that prevent older Windows PCs from using the iTunes Store. If you have Windows XP or Vista PC, your computer is no longer supported by Microsoft, and you're not able to use the latest version of iTunes.

You can continue to use previous versions of iTunes on your Windows PC without support from Apple. However, you won't be able to make new purchases from the iTunes Store or redownload previous purchases on that computer.

After May 25, you'll need to use Windows 7 or later with the latest version of iTunes to make purchases from the iTunes Store and redownload previous purchases.

The position seems to be clear. It doesn't say quite where in the process the purchase will be blocked, but just because the store displays in your older version of iTunes there's no reason to think you'll be able to work through a purchase to completion and delivery, or that if can still do so today that you will be able to tomorrow.


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