Sometimes, you find that you can’t install iTunes on your PC. Do not panic. Many people report this issue in Apple Communities. It gets frustrating. No matter how hard you try, the result appears the same. In the end it is either you give up trying to install the app, or you start looking for a solution, which is precisely what this article is about.

Can’t Install iTunes on Windows 10/8/7? Try These Tips

1. The Easiest Way with Repair Tool

iMyFone TunesFix, a professional iTunes repair expert, has a list of features which will conveniently take care of these problems for you the easy way. Some of these features have been outlined for you so you will know exactly what you are dealing with and how you are going to go about your installation problem.

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Main Features of TunesFix:

  • Repair iTunes install issues, like windows installer issue, not installed correctly, installer could not be accessed, and any errors occurred during installation.
  • Also fix iTunes connect issues, restore/backup errors, stop working problems, etc.
  • Auto-detect your iTunes issues and provide with corresponding fixes.
  • Only 1 click is required in the whole fixing process, without data loss.

Windows version    

In Order to Fix “Can’t Install iTunes” Issue, You Just Need to

Step 1: Launch iMyFone TunesFix on your Windows PC, it will automatically detect your iTunes. In this case, it will show you “Your iTunes is damaged”. If there is a question mark, you can click on it to view more details.

iMyFone TunesFix screenshot
Step 2: Click Repair there and it will start repairing your iTunes. When it’s done, the iTunes will be successfully installed on your PC.

iMyFone TunesFix screenshot

2. Log in Your Computer as an Administrator

Follow the steps below and log in your computer as an administrator:
Step 1: Open Control Panel on your computer.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose User Accounts.
Step 3: Click Manage User Accounts or Manage another account.
Step 4: Type the administrator password and confirm it if you are required.
Your account type will be displayed under your user name. If the account type is Administrator, you are currently logged in as an administrator.


3. Update Your Microsoft Windows

Always check for updates for your Windows, it may help fixing “can’t install iTunes” issue. The steps are different if you use different Windows PC.

On Windows 10:

Step 1: Tap Windows key on keyboard, click on Settings.
Windows 10 Update
Step 2: Scroll down and choose Update & Security.
Windows 10 Update
Step 3: Select Windows Update and choose Check for updates from the right panel.
Windows 10 Update
Step 4: It will start checking. If there is a new update, you can click Update to install it.

On Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Tap Windows key on keyboard, click on Settings.
Windows 8 Update
Step 2: Choose Change PC settings.
Windows 8 Update
Step 3: Scroll download and click on Windows Update. Then click Check now from the right panel.
Windows 8 Update
Step 4: If there is a new update, click Install to get started.
Windows 8 Update

On Windows 7:

Step 1: Select Start on your PC and choose Control Panel.
Step 2: Select System and Security and choose Windows Update.
Windows 7 Update

Step 3: Here, select either “important updates are available” or “optional updates are available”. It will start checking updates.
Windows 7 Update

Step 4: It will show you the update if there is one. Please keep in mind the update number that you can download.
Step 5: Select the Download Center link, type the update number in the search bar and click Go.
Windows 7 Update

Step 6: It will search for all contents related to the update number you provided. Select the security update for Windows 7.
Windows 7 Update

Step 7: Click on Download in the download page. The File Download window will appear, click Open to automatically install the file after downloading.

Windows 7 Update

Windows 7 Update

4. Remove Components Left from the Previous Installation

Or it may be necessary to remove any components left by the previous installation and reinstall. You can refer to this guide to do it. Or you can easily use iMyFone TunesFix’s “Full Uninstall” feature to uninstall anything left by the previous installation in just one click.

  • You can choose to uninstall iTunes and components without deleting iTunes user data.
  • Or you can uninstall components and delete user data as well, including music, videos, backups, etc.

Windows version    Mac version

3 Steps to Remove iTunes and Components

Step 1: Launch iMyFone TunesFix and it will detect your iTunes. You will be guided to its home interface.
Note: If it shows your iTunes is damaged, you can click Back icon.

iMyFone TunesFix screenshot

Step 2: Choose Full Uninstall there. Then select Uninstall. It will start uninstall iTunes and left components from your PC.
Note: If you also want to delete iTunes data, check “Also delete user data...” before you click “Uninstall”.

iMyFone TunesFix screenshot

5. Repair iTunes by the Setup.exe File

The last thing you can try is to take advantage of iTunes installer file to repair iTunes.

Step 1: Download the specific iTunes here: Download latest or old version of itunes.

Step 2: When download is finish, right click on the iTunesSetup or iTunes64Setup file and choose Run as administrator.

Run as administrator

If you have installed iTunes previous, the installer will prompt you to fix iTunes. When it’s finished, reboot your computer and try opening iTunes.


This method is not working for those who have installed iTunes before. If it’s the first time you install iTunes, this way is not available for you.

Final Words

Always remember that whatever problem it is you may have with your iTunes app, iMyFone TunesFix will always provide a solution for that. Okay, back up a little bit, the solution has already been provided because we have already envisaged the kind of problems you may have with the iTunes app and solved them already for you. It is left for you to get your iTunes up and running on your iTunes as fast as you want it.

Windows version    Mac version