I recently wrote a story about the availability of i Tunes 12 for Windows, but according to your feedback, it looks like most of you hate i Tunes 12 more than any other version to date.

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Of course, if you want to ditch it for good you can use a free alternative program like Foobar2000 or Share Pod.

Well, there’s some good news if you do use i Tunes and can’t stand the latest version. Simply go to and right-click on i Tunes and hit Uninstall and wait for the uninstall process to complete.

It is possible to uninstall i Tunes 12 and downgrade to an older version on Windows. Ok, uninstalling version 12 is simple enough, how do you get an earlier version of i Tunes?

To its credit, Apple does offer the ability to download older versions of for Windows and Mac.

Download an earlier version of i Tunes for Windows.

In fact, to stop annoying reminders about updating, go to can’t be read because it was created with a newer version — Click OK on that and make sure i Tunes is closed.

Now head to the local music folder on your computer. This method worked successfully for me on both Windows 8.1 update 1 and the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

But when I tried the same steps on a Windows 7 32-bit system with version 11.1.5, I received a different error that I will need to deal with – but that’s a separate issue.

The point is, your experience may vary so make sure you’ve backed up the important stuff or create a Restore Point before starting this.

I wasn’t able to find i Tunes 11 for my 64-bit system, so I went ahead and go i Tunes 10.7 – anything is better than version 12 right?

It is worth noting though that there’s a version of i Tunes 11.1.5 for 32-bit Windows systems.