iTunes for Windows: How to turn off Compatibility Mode

In iTunes 6.0.2 and later, an error message may appear when you open iTunes:

“iTunes requires Windows 2000 or later.
Please make sure compatibility mode is disabled in the Compatibility tab of the properties for iTunes.exe.”

Try these steps to turn Windows compatibility mode off:

  1. Quit iTunes.
  2. Windows XP and Windows 2000: On the Start menu, click My Computer (or double-click My Computer on the Desktop).
    Windows Vista: On the Start menu, click Computer.
  3. In My Computer, open the C:\ drive (or whichever disk your Windows XP is installed on).
  4. Open the Program Files folder.
  5. Open the iTunes folder.
  6. Right-click on the iTunes application (iTunes or iTunes.exe) and from the shortcut menu, click Properties.
  7. Click the Compatibility tab.
  8. Deselect the checkbox under Compatibility mode if it’s selected.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Open iTunes and play a song.


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One Response to “iTunes for Windows: How to turn off Compatibility Mode”

  1. NANCY GANTZ Says:

    Everytime I try to synch my new tunes onto my i-pod 80 GB it “switches” to microsoft outlook and wants to synch my addresses. Then i get a pop-up that says itunes is no longer working and program is closing. \Please help!!!

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