I was a little surprised when I found out iTunes was one of the programs people most often search for help uninstalling. But after I thought about it for a minute, it made a little sense. iTunes is installed on millions of computers and one of the first and easiest troubleshooting steps when working on an iTunes error is to uninstall and reinstall it. Sound simple enough.
Actually, it is pretty simple, but if you’re trying to uninstall everything that is installed with iTunes it’s not quite as straightforward as you might think at first.
Here’s how to completely uninstall iTunes:
To start, the usual first step for uninstalling any program, is to open your Control Panel and choose the “Uninstall a program” feature.
Then, here are the component names to uninstall, taken straight from the iTunes support page:
- Apple Software Update
- Apple Mobile Device Support
- Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)
Important: Uninstalling these components in a different order, or only uninstalling some of these components may have unintended affects.
Like it says, make sure to uninstall the programs in that specific order. Then restart your computer to make sure the uninstall process is complete.
If you’ve followed all of those steps, iTunes is now completely uninstalled.
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