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Problems uninstalling itunes and itunes helper

by tmano68 / February 24, 2006 10:06 AM PST

Trouble unistalling itunes and itunes helper. I'm cleaning out for some space and rid myself of programs I don't use. - I've tried to uninstall itunes and itunes helper ... i have used windows add/remove program to no avail. Tried numerous times but it/they remain, even though it says complete. Reboot etc. = nothing. Any tricks or procedures or ??? to get rid of it/them for good?

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Uninstalling iTunes
by Daviddude / February 24, 2006 10:20 AM PST

Please fully uninstall and reinstall the software. Follow these steps to do this:

1. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.

2. Select iTunes form the list of currently installed programs.

3. Select Change/Remove button.

4. An iTunes for Windows Installshield window appears.

5. Select the Remove option and select the Next button. The Remove option is not the default.

6. A Confirm Uninstall window appears. Select the OK button.

7. An iTunes for Windows Installshield window appears. It says "Maintenance Successful. Setup has completed maintenance on iTunes.

8. Select the Finish button. This removes most of iTunes Software from the computer. There are a few files left over that you will delete after you remove the iPod Updater.

Next you will remove the iPod Updater, repeat this process for any versions of iPod Updater, iPod Software, or iPod for Windows.

9. In Add/Remove Programs, select iPod Updater.

10. Select the Change/Remove button.

11. A Confirm Uninstall window appears. Select the OK button.

12. The iPod Updater application is removed.

Next you will remove QuickTime.

13. In Add/Remove Programs, select QuickTime.

14. The QuickTime Uninstall window appears.

15. Select the Uninstall Everything button.

16. The Uninstall successfully window appears.

17. Select the OK button.

18. Close the Add or Remove Programs window.

19. Close the Control Panel window.

20. Click Start and point to Turnoff Computer. Select the Restart button.

Now we will remove the files that were not removed by the Add/Remove
control panel.

1. Open My Computer.

2. Open your hard drive.

3. Open the Program Files folder.

4. Delete the iPod, iTunes or QuickTime folders if they are still

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by tmano68 / February 24, 2006 11:52 AM PST
In reply to: Uninstalling iTunes

I had done up to your last step (remove from prog files) but just wasn't sure if deleting was safe. Thanks for your prompt and helpful directions!

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How to Completely Uninstall and Remove any Traces of iTunes
by zzb2 / October 18, 2009 3:59 AM PDT

If you have any trouble uninstalling and reinstalling itunes you will want to check out this link...

It can keep you from going nuts and is worth it!!

There are some very positive comments at the end of the post be sure to read:

It can be found here:

Worth taking a look if all else fails or you just want to fix the problem without doing a lot of research and wasting a lot of time fixing your registry area!

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Revo Uninstaller - a must have !!!!
by Autumn / March 17, 2012 6:47 AM PDT

really...everyone should get this "Revo Uninstaller"
I was going nuts for three days and was getting very close to doing a complete reboot...I downloaded and purchased a program called "Regustery Cleaner" which promised to fix the uninstall issue but actually provided no relief at all..."Revo Uninstaller" was a free download (you can purchase later or even uninstall when finished with it) and it took a whole three minutes to totally remove itunes...I then was able to reinstall without issues or popup complaints...and I will purchase this as soon as I come up with the extra cash because I wasted what I had on the other program... Love

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