New Itunes only good for WIN & or later??

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  1. JJ_BPK

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    I updated my 5S with ISO 9, no problems.
    Plugged it into the PC and itunes recognized it OK..

    Started to update my Ipad and received message, you need a later version of Itunes,, BUT the ISO 9 seems to be installed..
    When I plug the ipad into my pc to charge, I receive the following

    "The ipad xxx cannot be used because it requires a newer version of itunes, goto xxx for the latest....."

    Went to Itunes site to get latest, downloaded the setup and it says WIN 7 or later..

    I still use WIN XP.

    Have I been abandon???

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    Apple has stopped official support for iTunes on Windows XP. Some of the functions may still work but you may have problems accessing your account.
    You won't be able to download the latest version of iTunes unless you upgrade your operating system or get a newer computer.
     
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    That sucks,,
    Are you implying there are 20 bizzillion users out there with ZERO support for their phones and pads???
    because they don't play MS's money game??

    How do I get an older version of itunes??

    There has to be a retro-solution
    and/or a major bug in itunes.

    My 5S has zero problems with the current itunes, but my ipad does??

    ?? :[
     
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    Do you have the iPad Air 2? That would explain why it won't work with the older version of iTunes on your computer. I'm afraid that there's no retro-solution to your problem. If you want to sync your iPad with iTunes you're going to need a newer version of iTunes. An older version of iTunes won't work.There's no major bug in iTunes, dropping support for Windows XP in the latest version of iTunes was intentional on the part of Apple. Windows XP is an unsupported operating system that will experience more and more problems like this as time goes on.

    Windows XP is at the point where it's dangerous to use it for anything that connects to the Internet, including iTunes. That's the major reason Apple dropped support for Windows XP. There is no more anti-virus support for it or security updates from Microsoft.
     
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    Well,, I have quandary(s),
    My ipad is an Air 2,
    and last week I ordered the 6S.

    My ipad is at os9
    my 5s is at os9
    my itunes is at ???

    1)my ipad will not attach to itunes
    2)itunes will not recognize my ipad
    3)my ipad can not be backed up nor updated nor restored to 8.4.
    4)I can not down level itunes

    5)I presumes the 6s will have similar problems??

    Win XP is not the problem.
    APPLE is....
    Demanding the world flip to 64 bit is wrong.

    Software regression and back/down level support is paramount to the world..

    Anyone have a jailbreak for the 32 bit itunes??
     
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    Unfortunately it is nostalgia in most part keeping you with Windows XP, rather than any practical reason.

    A lot of people like XP, because back in the day it was the most used OS on the planet. I remember when XP was released I got my first PC, which was a second-hand ex lease Dell, the reseller loaded a fresh install of XP as part of the deal. I have a fondness and familiarity with it.

    Essentially the world has passed it by, much like music on CDs and video stores. There are still some around, but they have been outdated by newer, better technology.

    If your computer is powerful enough, you could probably pick up a copy of Windows 7 to upgrade to, and it's not a massive jump or learning curve to use. If not, a new computer may be in order.
     
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    I'm afraid that there's nothing that you can do to force your iPad and the new iPhone 6s with the outdated windows on your computer that's running Windows XP. The problem is most certainly not the fault of Apple , but the outdated unsupported operating system on your computer. Since Windows XP has been abandoned by Microsoft, it will never be updated to be compatible with the latest version of iTunes.

    There is no such thing as a jailbreak for iTunes that forces devices to sync with an incompatible version of iTunes.

    Unfortunately, you only have two choices here, update windows on your computer to at least Windows 7 or get a new computer with a newer version of Windows installed. There are no other solutions to your problem.
     
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    Or, as I did back in early 2013 into my retirement, I dumped my Dell laptop w/ Vista & my Dell desktop w/ Windows XP - now happily using a MBPro and wife on an iMac.

    XP support was also dropped by Microsoft (look HERE) at a 2-year old article - Windows OSs are not only unsafe on the internet requiring much added malware effort(s), but those older versions no longer supported are even more dangerous to run - bottom line and agreeing w/ the others, get off Windows XP ASAP - Dave :)
     
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    Hmmm.. let's see here, uses the latest version of the operating system for his iPhone and iPad, yet wants to use a computer OS that is over 14 years old and it's publisher has dropped support for it??? That doesn't make sense.

    Your best bet is just to bite the bullet and upgrade either the OS or your PC. The cheapest would be to get an OEM copy of Windows 7 from someplace like Tiger Direct or other online retailer. But if you're so set in staying in the past, maybe you should give up your iPhone and iPad and go with a flip phone and pen & paper... this isn't a conspiracy, it's called progress.




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    I uninstalled itunes and attempted to install v.12.0.1(32bit) and it would complete but not run?? "files corrupted"

    iTunes 12.0.1 for Windows (32-bit)


    Suggestions??
    Do I need to craw thru the register and delete itunes vestiges
    & left-behinds??


    I will work toward a later version of win, but for now I need operability. When the new 6S arrives next week,, It will not be able to initialize without some form of itunes...

    ??
     

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