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July 22, 2005 9:08:31 PM

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I can't seem to uninstall iTunes software from my computer (I think it was
installed when I downloaded and installed Quicktime to view some dumb
video.) I went into Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs, the
uninstaller seemed to works ok but nothing was uninstalled. I'm running
Windows XP Home Sp2.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Pappy



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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 10:04:42 PM

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The uninstall utility for a program will remove the registry entries and the
files. To see if the uninstall was performed you can also check the program
files directory to see if the Itunes folder has been removed. The presence
of Itunes in the add/remove programs area corresponds to a registry entry
that may not be removed until you reboot. I would try rebooting the
computer and see if there is a change. If the uninstsall is not working you
should get some kind of error message. In a worst case scenario where you
get problems with an uninstall you can also try installing the program and
uninstalling it again.

Good luck!

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"Pappy" <one4theroad@elrancho.com> wrote in message
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>I can't seem to uninstall iTunes software from my computer (I think it was
>installed when I downloaded and installed Quicktime to view some dumb
>video.) I went into Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs, the
>uninstaller seemed to works ok but nothing was uninstalled. I'm running
>Windows XP Home Sp2.
> Any help greatly appreciated.
> Pappy
>
>
>
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>
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July 23, 2005 3:01:17 AM

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Pappy wrote:
> I can't seem to uninstall iTunes software from my computer (I think it was
> installed when I downloaded and installed Quicktime to view some dumb
> video.) I went into Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs, the
> uninstaller seemed to works ok but nothing was uninstalled. I'm running
> Windows XP Home Sp2.
> Any help greatly appreciated.
> Pappy
>

That is indeed how you get rid of iTunes if you want to. The
uninstaller may be corrupted. Reinstall iTunes and try uninstalling
afterwards to see if that works for you.


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MCR
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Anonymous
July 23, 2005 3:01:18 AM

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Try doing a search on i Tunes. Anything that shows up in the search should
be thrown in the trash can


"MCR" <mark.coleman10@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Pappy wrote:
>> I can't seem to uninstall iTunes software from my computer (I think it
>> was installed when I downloaded and installed Quicktime to view some dumb
>> video.) I went into Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs, the
>> uninstaller seemed to works ok but nothing was uninstalled. I'm running
>> Windows XP Home Sp2.
>> Any help greatly appreciated.
>> Pappy
>>
>
> That is indeed how you get rid of iTunes if you want to. The uninstaller
> may be corrupted. Reinstall iTunes and try uninstalling afterwards to see
> if that works for you.
>
>
> --
> MCR
> MAME(tm) - History In The Making
> Live! Gamertag MCROnline
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 3:35:04 PM

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>> The uninstall utility for a program will remove the registry entries and
>> the files.

Not always.

Frequently, I will find registry entries and files on the hard disk after
uninstalling an app.
July 2, 2009 7:23:31 PM

Please check the date of the original post before replying... a post from 4 years ago isn't likely to be checked by the original poster.
Anonymous
September 24, 2009 12:05:13 PM

Hello Guys!!! please don't act on this zzb's advice as this is totally waste of money as well as time I bought this software and wasted my money the is the same person who is selling(or may be getting commission) freeware @ cost of 8.99USD. While this software doesn't work as well.
I tried every possible option including following apple solution

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1925

Removing iTunes

Note: iTunes Store purchases or songs imported from CDs are saved in your My Music folder by default and are not deleted by removing iTunes.

1. Quit iTunes.
2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
3. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
4. Select iTunes from the list of currently installed programs, then click Remove.
5. When asked if you would like to remove iTunes, select Yes.
6. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.
7. If other program entries were listed for iTunes in Add or Remove Programs, remove those as well.
8. In Add or Remove Programs, remove any iPod Updater applications that are listed in the same fashion as iTunes was removed.

Removing QuickTime

1. Quit QuickTime Player.
2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
3. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
4. Select QuickTime from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
5. When asked if you would like to remove QuickTime, click Yes.
6. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.
7. If other program entries were listed for QuickTime in Add or Remove Programs, remove those as well.

Removing Apple Software Update

1. Quit Apple Software Update.
2. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
3. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
4. Select Apple Software Update from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
5. When asked if you would like to remove Apple Software Update, click Yes.
6. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.
7. If other program entries were listed for Apple Software Update in Add or Remove Programs, remove those as well.

Removing Apple Mobile Device Support

1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
3. Select Apple Mobile Device Services from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
4. When asked if you would like to remove Apple Mobile Device Services, click Yes.
5. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.

Notes: Do not manually delete the Mobile Device Support folder located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple. Use Add or Remove Programs as described in the steps above.
Removing Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)

1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.
3. Select Apple Application Support from the list of currently installed programs, then click Uninstall.
4. When asked if you would like to remove Apple Application Support, click Yes.
5. After the uninstallation is complete, do not restart your computer if you are prompted to.

Verify iTunes and related components are completely uninstalled

THE ONLY SOLUTION WHICH I GOT IS TO Re-Install your windows software that's it. iTunes will automatically removed...

Best regards,

October 13, 2009 9:44:16 PM

This scrpt will remove everything that is installed with itunes.

'this will run through the uninstall guids and uninstall any guid that has the desired display name

On Error Resume Next
Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
strComputer = "."
Set WshShell = CreateObject("wscript.Shell")

Set oReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" &_
strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")

strKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"
oReg.EnumKey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath, arrSubKeys

For Each subkey In arrSubKeys
strDisplayName = WshShell.RegRead ("HKLM\" & strKeyPath & "\" & subkey & "\Contact")
'ch the strdisplayname in the next line to unisntall desired app
If strDisplayName = "AppleCare Support" Then
WshShell.Run "msiexec.exe /X " & SubKey & " /qn /norestart", 7, True
End If
Next
Anonymous
November 3, 2009 5:26:08 PM

How to uninstall iTunes if you have got messages like: Can’t remove “Apple application” contact your service department.

Download Windows Installer Clean Up from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

Read instructions how to uninstall iTunes on http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1925

Extract of the text:
Use the Control Panel to uninstall iTunes and related software components in the following order:
1. iTunes
2. QuickTime
3. Apple Software Update
4. Apple Mobile Device Support
5. Bonjour
6. Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)
Those programmes you cannot uninstall because the uninstaller program can’t be found you use Windows installer cleanup to remove.

When you have removed all Apple components as listed above and the remove program in the Control planel does show up any of these programs then your computer is clean.
If you then want to install an upgrade of iTune and quickTime just do it. then you can install the downloaded file iTunes + Quick Time setup.
November 4, 2009 9:56:34 AM

It is easy to remove iTunes.
You can run control panel from start.
Remove any unwanted program from there.
Anonymous
November 20, 2009 9:17:41 AM

^^^

I don't think they mean simply removing the iTunes interface, more likely the OP means remove iTunes, associated programs that are obselete without iTunes as well as registry dirt.

As for the program/guide/manual that you pay for; IMO I wouldn't pay for it! I much prefer to troubleshoot a fault, when I get stuck post on a forum to get a point in the right direction until you fix it - FREE! If you're lazy and can't be bothered, pay someone for it! We live in a convenience society, but come on! A few google hits should get you to the end - if you follow advice step by step!

Cheers

Andy
December 26, 2009 7:44:48 PM

:bounce:  I HAVE THE SOLUTION ON A SCREENCAST TUTORIAL! But first follow the some 30 odd steps listed elsewhere and when you have all removed except for one stubborn file in a "Bin" folder called "MobileService.exe" and you can't delete it, watch my free screencast at the following link>>>

http://screenr.com/XRS

The audio skips a little, but solutiion is mostly visual, so the important audio seems to have held. Two tips before watching. After accessing the screencast website, click the "full screen" button on the player. Secondly throughout the explained process you should have left the window open with the folder containing the stubborn .exe file and at end of proceedure leave it open and reboot your machine so when it restarts the window is again opened and ready for you to delete the entire folder and then from your recycle bin.

Worked for me beautifully thanks to an old friend I've been reunited with thanks to Facebook! Tweet @ me if you have any questions at twitter.com/edovett :hello: 
December 26, 2009 7:48:57 PM

xxnideoo said:
It is easy to remove iTunes.
You can run control panel from start.
Remove any unwanted program from there.


Have you actually done it or just other programs. iTunes and Windows is like oil and water. I had to follow a 30-step proceedure and then a final "Manage/Services" STOP & Disable before the very last iTunes file would delete. If that file isn't deleted, you can never do a fresh Apple/iTunes install. See my reply with link to screencast somewhere on this page! by Ed Ovett
Anonymous
March 20, 2010 7:25:26 PM

i struggled for ages to get shot. add/remove progs wasn't doing it, messages came up saying later version installed etc even though had unistalled as much as poss.

Why this worked i dont know but i searched all files (hidden aswell) on drives until it found anything relating. trying to delete all in one go didnt work, error messages unable to delete because of blah blah blah kept popping up.

Anywho, i ignored that and carried on deleting many individually, i'm no pc wizz so dont know what files were correct, without reading file names or folder i just deleted anything that would let me, crap in subfolders, cute pics and txt files that mean sod all to me, the lot and left what didnt, emptied recycle bin, returned to control panel, ran through process of remove programme and it let me!!!

done the restart etc and have just this minute searched all files and NOTHING itune related!!!!!!!!!!!! yahooo!!!! i won, it didnt (unless its hiding somewhere waiting to pounce)

i would say to anyone wanting to get rid, just try it out, nothing loose and may work for you.

PC nerds may be thinking what the fluff am i on about but i just dont think paying out money for some programme some wizz kid has designed because they know many users dont know their way round pc's/laptops etc is the first answer.

Fair play to those who are making money off the less educated but i'm in that group so my fellow less educated crew try my way with nothing to loose as i clearly done something right! Good luck!! oh and if you are really stuck on how to even search files etc i'm happy to pass my knowledge on for FREE!!!!
March 23, 2010 3:05:23 PM

Just goes to show Apple's "superior" programming abilities.
April 14, 2010 12:56:57 AM

RevoUninstaller. QT and Itunes come bundled together.
April 16, 2010 12:52:43 AM

Scripts, programs, 30 steps or so to remove iTUNES....whatever works for you. But I have a much simpler solution. I'm surprised all the gentlemen in this forum didn't come up with this. I'm just an old fart used to figuring out my pc problems.

After having iTUNES on my pc for one evening and deciding I didn't need it after they wanted a credit card for me to download a FREE tune my wife and I enjoyed on American Idol , and then googling and looking at dozens of links this topic of removing iTUNES brings up, I remembered a tried and true method of removing the friggin thing....SYSTEM RESTORE!!

I booted up in safe mode because I tried regular mode and it wouldn't restore for me, went to accessories and SR, clicked on the option for "Choose another restore point" and chose the point of the last windows update prior to all the apple crap that was installed. You will see all the apple crap listed. Chose a restore point prior to that.

After my pc went thru its system restore and booted back up in regular mode iTUNES was GONE baby!

Now I did have to re-download my NORTON antivirus files and the windows update files that were now missing but that was no big whoop and worth it to get rid of iTUNES.

Screw apple for not including an uninstall option. Thank goodness I'm an old fart who has seen everything and knows how to get around it. My laptop is Vista home premium, service pack 2, 64 bit.

BTW, this is a fine website you have here. Very helpful and lots of new stuff for me to consider and absorb.

SteveNewbie
June 16, 2010 1:39:43 PM

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