iTunes error 7 occurs while installing iTunes or installing an update. It can occur due to an improper shutdown of your PC due to power outage or technical faults. This error indicates that you have not installed iTunes correctly on your device. If the error continues to appear on your PC, then you cannot make use of this app. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to fix this error as soon as possible.
Causes Of iTunes Error 7
You cannot deal with iTunes not installed correctly error 7, until and unless you have an idea of the reasons behind it. So let us have a look at the possible causes of this error.
- iTunes error 7 may occur due to a corrupted download or incomplete installation of the Outlook software.
- Virus or malware can enter your system and can modify the Windows system files or Outlook related program files.
- You can come across this issue if you have mistakenly deleted a necessary system file or registry entry.
- A failed installation or uninstallation of an application may leave invalid entries in the Windows Registry. These entries may interfere with iTunes and lead to this error.
How Can You Get Rid Of iTunes Error 7?
How much critical the error can be, there are lots of ways to deal with this error. Below is an account of the ways which you can apply to resolve this error.
Update Microsoft NET Framework
- Visit Microsoft’s website to find the latest version of the framework.
- If the latest version of Microsoft NET Framework is available, then download and install it on your device.
- After the installation is finished, restart your device and open iTunes to see if it is showing the error. Otherwise, you need to follow the next method.
If iTunes error 7 is occurring because you have not installed it correctly, then follow these steps and repair it.
- There are few tools which you can download and launch on your PC.
- Then run them to automatically detect iTunes and the necessary components.
- After completing the scanning, the tool displays the status of your iTunes.
- Click ‘Fix iTunes Install/Update Issues’ and select the ‘Repair’ to fix the damaged iTunes.
- Once the tool has repaired the iTunes, it installs it correctly on your device.
- Restart your device and open iTunes to check that it has resolved the issue.
Uninstall and Reinstall iTunes
- Go to Control Panel and select ‘Add or Remove Programs.’
- Click on iTunes and uninstall it and restart your device.
- Select ‘My Computer’ and click on ‘Programs’ in the C: Drive.
- Select the folder C:\Program Files\iTunes and delete it.
- Restart your PC to implement the changes.
- Download the iTunes installer file and install it on your PC.
- Right-click on it and follow the on-screen prompts to reinstall iTunes.
Remove The Invalid Registry Entries
Create a backup of the registry entries
- Open the search box from the ‘Start’ button and type ‘Command.’
- Press and hold the ‘Ctrl+Shift’ and press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
- Click ‘Yes’ in the ‘Permission’ dialog box.
- Type ‘regedit’ in the black box that appears on your computer’s screen and hit the ‘Enter’ button.
- Select Microsoft Outlook in the ‘Registry Editor’ to create a backup key.
- Go to the ‘File’ menu and choose ‘Export.’
- Select a folder in the ‘Save In’ list to save the Outlook backup key.
- Give a name to the backup file in the ‘File Name’ box.
- Select the ‘Selected Branch’ in the ‘Export Range’ box and click ‘Save.’ It saves the file with a .reg file extension.
Delete the registry entries manually
- Go to the Registry, click ‘Scan for issues’ and select ‘Fix selected issues.’
- The scanning result will show you the invalid entries.
- Press Window key and ‘R’, type ‘regedit’ in the Run box and press ‘Enter.’
- Then navigate to the invalid entries, select them and delete them from the Windows Registry.
If you restart your PC and use iTunes then you won’t find iTunes error 7 anymore.