iTunes, how do I do a manual check for update

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  1. The OB

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    To complement tp's excellent advice above I trotted over to my PC which, like yours, is also running on Win10 and took some shots of the PC screens:
    Pic1 shows a partial list of the Windows apps that are available for download onto my PC. (Tap the Windows Start button at bottom left hand corner and choose the Apps option)
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    Pic2 shows my PCs wallpaper with the iTunes app sitting thereon which I had downloaded in the past and periodically updated.
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    Pic3 shows the screen that comes up when I tap that Windows iTunes icon. As a number of members have helpfully suggested above, tap the "Help" button up top.
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    Pic4 When you tap on the Help button you get the following drop-down box, so tap on "Check for Updates"
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    The last pic then shows that, on my PC, I have the current version of the Windows iTunes app.
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    Hope that may assist:)
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  2. Janset

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    Hi Guys.

    I do not know where you got your iTunes from, or maybe more to the point where did I get my iTunes from because they are not the same.

    Reading through your excellent tutorial and pictures I can safely say that I do not have the desired menu bar with the said functions ANYWHERE on my iTunes panel !!!!!

    It is simply missing. I have tried clicking on anything and everything just in case it was hidden, but no joy at all.

    I am stumped as to what to do now.

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    Hi there again .

    If you care to click your link that is just above this entry, for the iTunes- download, you will see some picture grabs of the iTune panels. They are exactly like mine, the 6 or so entry items, File,Help etc that you and other forumites suggest, you will see that the picture grabs reveal that these panels also have File, Help etc missing, just like mine.

    I managed to find out what version of iTunes I have by going to the Program and Features (add/remove) window from Control Panel and there listed was the installed iTunes showing Version 12.3.0.44, the latest one.

    But if I had a choice, I would still like to have the missing items.

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    As indicated in my last post, did you download your iTunes app onto your Windows10 machine from the WINDOWS App store? It's a WINDOWS app which is simply downloaded onto your WIN10 PC. If you did that I must say I'm stumped as to why you are not seeing the tabs I photographed off my PC.
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    I believe the menu bar may be hidden in iTunes (by default?). Not having a Windows machine I cannot suggest the method for unhiding them, but it may be just a matter of hovering over the area or clicking a certain icon to reveal the menu.
     
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    Sent from my iPad Air2 using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]
    The iTtunes that I am using is via an icon on the desktop and also located in the Apps section of my Windows 10.
    My Windows 10 was an upgrade from the Windows 7 OS. As far as I can remember, I downloaded my original iTunes via a Google search some time ago when I purchased my iPad. At the time I did that, that was the only way to get iTunes onto a Windows PC, and over time I simply upgraded iTunes as they came along.

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    I have clicked anywhere and everywhere to see if there was a way of opening the hidden Menu, (if that was the case) but if there is in fact such animal, then it has beaten me because I simply can not find it. I found the hidden menu bar in Internet Explorer without any problem, but as for iTunes????

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    If you can't see the menu bar there are two ways to show it. First is by pressing CTRL-B to toggle the menu bar on or off. The other is by pressing the ALT key to show it temporarily.




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  9. Janset

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    Roy, you are a God, a man amongst men, a giant.....is that a bit over the top?

    As you may have guessed, that did it CTL + B is the way to go.

    I also thanks every one that contributed by posting suggestions.

    Thanks again.
     
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    LOL ya just gotta agree!
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    This kind of willingness of members to help others is what makes this forum great, and why I enjoy it so much. Difficult problems that crop up here don't seem to take that long to resolve. The impossible ones take just a little bit longer:)
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