There are situations that require complete uninstalling on iTunes. Therefore, it would be useful to know how to properly uninstall the software to be able to correctly download and reinstall iTunes for Windows 10 in the future.
Following the steps listed below will help you remove iTunes from your computer, along with the accompanying Apple services.
The first thing you will need to do is to click on the Windows logo, which, as you probably know, is in the bottom left corner on your screen.
Once “Start” is open, be ready to type in ‘start panel’ into it. By doing so, you will be searching your computer for the Control Panel applications.
After that, click on “Control Panel” that should appear at the top of your Start window.
Your eye will be caught by the option saying “Uninstall a program,” which can be found below the conspicuous “Programs” heading. That is exactly what you will need.
Please, note that if the Control Panel shows a grid of icons instead of the few ones with appropriate links, then it will be necessary to select “Programs and Features” instead.
After that, you will need to press the “Publisher” tab that can be found among organizational options. Choosing “Publisher” will make the process of discovering the necessary program much easier by arranging all software alphabetically by their publishers. Needless to say, that Apple publisher will appear at the top of the Control Panel window.
Nevertheless, it the “Apple Inc.”does not show up at the top of the page, you should try clicking “Publisher” again.
Your following step will involve searching for iTunes. It should be at the top of the list.
Select the program and then click the “Uninstall” button that is located on the left side of the row of options above the programs.
Then, you will see the uninstall steps on your screen. Follow them carefully to get the program uninstalled in a proper way.
The program will prompt you to uninstall the selected software twice. Choose “Yes” and wait for the completion of the uninstalling process.
You also may be prompted to reboot your computer after uninstalling. In such a case, select “Restart later.”
You will also need to get other Apple services uninstalled. To successfully get rid of iTunes, you will need to get several programs uninstalled in the order specified below.
- At first, you will need to uninstall the Apple Software Update.
- Then, get rid of Apple Mobile Device Support.
- Make sure to uninstall Bonjour.
- Next, goes Apple Application Support (64-bit version).
- And finally, Apple Application Support (32-bit version) must be deleted from your computer.
Please, note that uninstalling the afore listed programs in a different order or uninstalling only several components may be fraught with unplanned effects. Therefore, make sure to follow the instructions carefully.
When you are through with the aforementioned steps, it will be necessary to restart your computer. To do that, you will need to open “Start,” then click on such a familiar icon and select “Restart.” After the reboot, both iTunes and partner programs will disappear from your computer.