Many PC owners know that the best approach to managing their media library is to install the latest version of iTunes. Even though the app has been designed for Apple devices, it works just fine on computers and notebooks operating under Windows. There’s nothing tricky about installing iTunes on the OS created by Microsoft; however, those PC users whose system runs Windows XP encounter difficulties when trying to get the app. The article details the process of downloading and installing iTunes on Windows XP.
What Not to Do
To open the gateway to countless multimedia files, some PC users visit the official Apple website and try downloading the newest version of iTunes. Unfortunately, the current version of the software (12.7.3) is not available for Windows OSs preceding Windows 7. Regardless of whether they use 32-or 64-bit editions of the app, it won’t be supported by Windows XP.
Download iTunes for Windows XP
It is necessary to start by downloading a legacy version of iTunes, which is perfectly suitable for running on Windows XP. It can be done by clicking on this link. When a user does this, they will see a confirmation window, which will inform them that they are trying to download the iTunesSetup.exe file. The size of the file is 104MB. It is Windows executable, which means that there is no need for an additional program to install it. To enable the downloading, the user has to click on the Save button.
- Once the file is downloaded, it is necessary to locate the file. This can be done by searching through recent downloads in a browser. The Downloads folder of the most browsers can be opened with the Ctrl + J key combination. Alternatively, click on the Start button and type Downloads in the search window.
- To start the installation process, double-click on the installer and click on the Run button in the confirmation window that opens. Then, agree to the terms and conditions by checking the box and clicking on the Next button.
- After completing the initial steps of the installation process, it is necessary to choose installation options and click on the Install button. The installer will show a progress bar that indicates how close the process is to the completion. Upon the completion of the installation process, click on the Finish button. It is also important to restart a PC to finalize the installation; however, it can be done later.
The next step is to import audio files into iTunes library; thereby changing their format to either MP3 or AAC. Then it is necessary to create an iTunes account, which will allow the user to buy apps, media files, as well as to access iCloud and iTunes Match among others. It can be done by clicking on the Account tab in the menu bar of iTunes and selecting the Sign In option. In a window that opens, select the Create New Apple ID option and click on the Continue button. Check the box next to terms and agreements and click on the Agree button. Afterwards, enter an email address, password, an answer to the security question, billing information, and address. Click on the Create Apple ID button.
Upon creating the account, the user can sync their iPod or iPhone, thereby matching its contents with the content of the iTunes Library on the PC.