How do you uninstall iTunes?


Quick Answer

To uninstall iTunes on the Windows operating system, use the Control Panel. Select iTunes from the programs list to complete the removal process.

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  1. Quit iTunes

    Before uninstalling software, that software cannot be running. Quit iTunes on your computer by clicking File and then Close.

  2. Open the Control Panel

    Access the Control Panel in Windows. If you are running Windows 8, click File Explorer, Settings and then Control Panel. If you are running Windows 7, click the Start menu and then Control Panel. The Programs and Features Control Panel appears.

  3. Uninstall iTunes

    Click on Uninstall a Program, which is an option located under the Programs menu. If you do not see the Uninstall a Program option, click on Programs and Features to reveal the option. Choose iTunes from the list of programs. Click Uninstall, and then choose Yes.

  4. Remove related files

    If there are additional iTunes related files in the list of programs, remove these by clicking them and clicking Uninstall. Completing the same steps outlined in Step 3, remove the following files: Apple Software Update, Apple Mobile Device Support, Bonjour and Apple Application Support. After these files are removed, restart your computer. The iTunes program is now removed from your computer.

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