How to Install iTunes

Knowing how to install iTunes will ensure that you have plenty of music to fill your iPod or other mp3 player. Previously, the iPod came with an iTunes installation CD, but it doesn't anymore. Now, when you purchase an iPod, you go directly the Apple iTunes site and download the free iTunes application for your desktop.

Downloading iTunes
Downloading the iTunes application is a simple but slightly time-consuming process. First you have to download the iTunes application from the site. You can uncheck the boxes for "E-mail Me" and "Keep Me up to Date" so you won't have to enter your e-mail address.

After iTunes is done downloading the application to your computer, you will see an icon titled iTunes Setup. Double-click on this icon in order to complete the installation.

Installing iTunes

  • The first window you encounter displays a description of iTunes. Read it and use the Next button to advance to the next screen.
  • The next screen contains the license agreement box. Select "I accept" and click Next to move on to the next step.
  • You will be asked if you want to add an iTunes and Quicktime shortcut to your desktop. If you say yes, icons for both programs will automatically be added to your desktop. If you don't choose to make an icon, you will have to browse for the programs each time you want to use them.
  • Next you will have the choice of making iTunes your default audio file player. If you select yes, then iTunes will open each time you select a compatible audio file (MP3, MP4, WAV and podcasts).
  • Select your language.
  • The final step is to select where the iTunes application will be stored. The Programs folder is selected by default.
  • After all your selections are made, click Install. Once installation is complete, click the Finish button to exit the installer. You may need to restart your computer to complete the installation.

After restarting your computer and loading iTunes for the first time, you will get another software license agreement screen. You must click "I accept" on this screen to begin running iTunes.

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