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iTunes does not update on a Windows Vista laptop; It says I need Windows 7



iTunes does not update on a Windows Vista laptop; It says I need Windows 7


I installed the update on my iPhone after backing it up but I have an old version of iTunes and it won’t allow me to update it on my Windows Vista laptop (it tells me I need Windows 7). If I set up as a new iPhone will I lose everything I backed up? How can I get the new iTunes on my laptop?

You should well:

Windows System Requirements PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processr and 512MB of RAM Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later, 32-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 require the iTunes64-bit installer 400MB of available disk space Broadband Internet connection to use the iTunes Store 

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Just find out if you need the version 32-bit or version 64-bit . The download website should detect it for your system though.

Also make sure your laptop and phone are authorized on your Apple ID.

UPDATE Related to OP’s comment:

Don’t try to update from iTunes itself.

Exit iTunes, even better restart the laptop.

Go to the website, download the installer

Use the download installer to update it.