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iTunes 12 iconiTunes 12 is not only running on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but iTunes 12 is also compatible to Windows 10 Technical Preview. The system requirements for iTunes 12 for Windows are a PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor, 512MB of RAM, 400MB of available disk space and Broadband Internet connection to use the iTunes Store. It seems that there are no additional prerequisites needed, as it is for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems, e.g. the Windows 8 Media Center.

iTunes 12 compatible to Windows 10 Technical Preview

iTunes 12 compatible to Windows 10 Technical Preview

Here’s how to proceed the iTunes 12 installation on Windows 10 Technical Preview:

I’m really delighted that iTunes 12 is compatible to Windows 10 Technical preview, running in dual-boot on my old Acer Aspire 1810 T with Windows 8.1 Update installed parallelly. What are your findings? Let us know and comment!

Stay tuned! 😉

24 replies
  1. Michael
    Michael says:

    Hi, I installed the exact same version of iTunes, exactly how you state above on my PC which is using Windows 10 technical preview build 9926, and it still won’t run, any ideas ?

  2. jason
    jason says:

    hi I installed iTunes done everything just will not open on windows 10 preview build 9926 any idea what I done wrong or just not compatible with windows 10 please help

  3. Samuel
    Samuel says:

    I also installed iTunes 12 on my Windows 10 technical preview PC and when I click on it to open it, it simply will not open. Literally nothing happens. I have had task manager open while doing it, and still nothing happens. Thoughts?

  4. Ruth Jensen
    Ruth Jensen says:

    Hi, I did follow exactly your steps ,but I am still not able to get iTunes running on Windows 10.
    I get an error, it says:

    Microsoft.VC80CRT ,type=”win32″ ,version=”8.0.50727.6195″,publicKeyToken=”1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b” ,processorArchitecture=”amd64″. HRESULT: 0x80073715.

    Can you help? I really don’t know, what to do.
    Thank you.

      • Ruth Jensen
        Ruth Jensen says:

        Hi Gee, Thank you for your tips and advices, but I give up…. I followed every step, every link, you posted, I did reboot more than 20 times I spent now over 10 hours to find a way to install iTunes back on my laptop after upgrading to windows 10. I get always the same error message:
        Microsoft.VC80CRT ,type=”win32″ ,version=”8.0.50727.6195″,publicKeyToken=”1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b” ,processorArchitecture=”amd64″. HRESULT: 0x80073715. ,
        ” the iTunes Helper could not get started error 2 (windows 2),”
        when I ignored the error the program would install , when I try to open it says APPLE APPLICATION SUPPORT WAS NOT FOUND … error 2. and so on…always the same, then I clean and delete all the files from APPLE in the order you said, and check in Program Files , that nothing is there and reboot again …. and start from the beginning…. and again the same…..
        The bad thing is I have some programs that ONLY work with iTunes, that’s why I am so devastated … I don’t know what to do. Is there a way to fix this? I can’t go back to windows 7.
        Thank you.

  5. AppleBlossom271
    AppleBlossom271 says:

    Hey there.. After lots of updating, searching, reading for a few days coming up dry and everything I read seemed to be really complicated just to fix something that may not work and could keep itunes from never working and who knows what it would do to windows, lol.. I decided to tinker around my computer and figure out where everything was being downloaded with the new system. I was on windows 7 64bit and so it turns out 2 things were wrong. my norton was blocking a lot of stuff with it’s SMART FIREWALL GRRRR and Itunes somehow got installed in the wrong folder (program 86x). everything showed up including my phone just nothing could be accessed. I basically just uninstalled and reinstalled in the drive c program folder and made sure all the drivers got cleaned (when you unplug and re-plug in they just add on then can get confused :()up and updated and downloaded right, that bonjour was running (that was the issue with the update for the last windows 7 grr along with a missing snap in)… and everything else with itunes and after i ignored the firewall and restarted notebook. I got my itunes back up and running with my phone connected and synced to it can update!!!!! YAY.. My home group up and all device connected to it, my plug and play is working and my network address isn’t being blocked anymore lol. So in case no one has checked to see where theirs has downloaded you may want to. just make sure your compatibility box in unchecked for all itunes and bonjour service. not sure if this will help anyone, but since mine is up and running and i didn’t tweak anything, didn’t add anything, didn’t take anything away.. seems like a good solution. hopefully it will help you ! 🙂 GL!


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