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iTunes (iTunes 12.2 Included) Failed to Install or Update, How to Fix?

Jul. 23, 2015 11:11 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iTunes Tips
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Issue: Unable to install iTunes 12.1.2

I am prompted to install the latest version of iTunes via Apple Software Update. It downloads quite quickly, but then fails to install. I have tried installing it manually, but it tries to install as completely new software. I am fearful I will lose my current library (songs, playlists, cover art and etc.) and that I will have to recreate it. Anyone can tell me how to fix iTunes fail to install error?

itunes fail to install

Most iPhone users are used to managing music library and creating playlist with iTunes. Since iTunes 12 has been released, many people have tried to update to the latest iTunes version but unable to install it. This issue usually occurred due to incorrect versions of iTunes or iTunes corrupted files. Here we recommend you to try the professional iTunes caring tool - Free TunesCare to get rid of all iTunes installing and updating problems on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 and Mac with one click.

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iTunes 12.2 Failed to Install Properly?
iTunes Update Failure: Installer has Insufficient Privileges
iTunes Error 7 after Installing iTunes 64-bit for Windows?
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iTunes 12.2 Failed to Install Properly? Get it Completely Removed First

The general troubleshooting advice when iTunes fails to install properly (and reinstalling or repairing it does not work) is to remove not only iTunes but all related components, reboot, remove the target installation folders and reinstall. The following is what you should do.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Win XP) or Programs and Features (later).

Step 2: Remove all of these items.

Step 3: reboot your computer.

Step 4: Delete any of the following folders where they can be found:

   Also on 64-bit systems:

   And where C:\ may need to replaced with the drive letter of your system drive if different.

Step 5: Download the iTunes setup file and run it to install. Use an account with administrative rights. This can usually be achieved by right-clicking on the downloaded file and selecting Run as... or Run as Administrator. In some cases a combination of Shift or Ctrl keys may be required for the option to show, or it may not be necessary.

iTunes Update Failure: Installer has Insufficient Privileges

"The installer has insufficient privileges to access this directory. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start\Menu\Programs\iTunes. The installer cannot continue. Log on as administrator or contact your system administrator." If you come across this error, the following is an easy fix.

iTunes Error 7 after Installing iTunes 64-bit for Windows?

After installing iTunes 64-bit for Windows, you may get an error pop-up saying:

iTunes was not installed correctly. Please reinstall iTunes.
Error 7 (Windows error 127)

itunes not installed properly

To solve the error, you need to uninstall the previous version of iTunes and again reinstall it. To perform the uninstall process, you can go to part 1 for more detailed steps.

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After going through all the methods, TunesCare really can be the best choice to fix iTunes install or update failure, isn't it? Any more questions on this program or this article are warmly welcomed!

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