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Fixing iTunes error HRESULT 0x80073715 in Windows 10

You would think installing iTunes would be easy in Windows, but for some damn reason, installing the newest version of iTunes in Windows 10 is next to freaking impossible. No matter what I tried, I would come up with this error:

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I mean, seriously, WTF! (Yes, it’s THAT frustrating.) Searching around the net yielded more bullshit and crapware peddlers than I cared to slog through; but I did. Almost two days later, I came across this reddit post that had the answers — get this people — in the FIRST RESPONSE!

I followed the instructions, downloaded an older version of iTunes (specifically file itunes64setup.exe) and saved to my Google Drive in case I need it again. (Need the file? Click on this link, which will take you to the file in my Google Drive folder.) From there I was able to update to the newest version of iTunes and sync my devices.

While the problem is resolved, there doesn’t seem to be a clear explanation of what happened and why it happened. But, hey, at least I can sync my podcasts with my iPod.

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