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iTunes error 7 (Windows error 999) – Some causes and solutions

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on May 2nd, 2013 | Leave a comment

When trying to launch iTunes on Windows-based computer, the users will annoyingly get an alert saying that: “iTunes was not installed properly. Please re-install iTunes. Error 7 (Windows error 999)”. But what makes them crazy is that, even though they have done as prompted to reinstall the iTunes application, same error message appears. What is going on and how can you fix iTunes error 7 easily on your own?

Windows error 999

In many situations, the iTunes error 7 (Windows error 999) or iTunes error 1604 may be caused by a bad installation of Microsoft’s .NET Framework or an incompatible Microsoft’s .NET Framework. Thus, it is important that you can first check the Microsoft’s .NET Framework installed on your PC and make sure that it is working properly on your PC. By the way, the versions 2.0, 3.5, and 4.0 can all exist side-by-side. You’d better check and download the correct versions of Microsoft’s .NET Framework that are applicable to your OS.

Sometimes, you need to completely detect and remove all traces of iTunes, QuickTime, and related software components from your computer when getting the iTunes error 7 (Windows error 999) message. This is because as you install iTunes on the PC, some other applications come together at the same time and they will also one main cause for the iTunes error 7. To do this, just follow these steps:

*Go to Start, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.
*Locate and uninstall iTunes and related software components:
1) iTunes
2) QuickTime
3) Apple Software Update
4) Apple Mobile Device Support
5) Bonjour
6) Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)

However, before reinstalling iTunes on the computer, you’d better check and repair computer registry errors. Whenever any piece of hardware or software is installed to the system, the registry gets updated as the corresponding keys and registry values will be automatically added to this database. As time goes, this database gets larger and larger with many useless, broken and corrupted entries. The problem is that such entries may stop the iTunes applications, some other installed programs or even the computer from running properly and display an iTunes error 7 (Windows error 999) message. What is more, they might also prevent you from reinstalling the iTunes apps to the computer. So, it is quite important that you can regularly check and repair all errors inside the registry database. This can most of the time solve iTunes error 7 and allow you to run the iTunes program properly.

Well, it is the hope of every PC users to run the computer, all installed programs correctly all the time without an error message. If you are facing with an iTunes error 7 (Windows error 999) message, first check and make sure the Microsoft’s .NET Framework version on your machine is compatible & working properly; and then uninstall & reinstall iTunes & all related apps. This way, the error 7 on iTunes program can be solved immediately.

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