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Error 7 Windows error 126

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By Ariane and GenesisUpdated on June 4th, 2022

What is Error 7 Windows error 126?

Error 7 Windows error 126 is an error that usually occurs when installing iTunes on your computer. This error may be due to data corruptions.

How can you fix Error 7 Windows error 126?

Some of the solutions to this error include reinstalling iTunes.

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Reinstall iTunes

"Error 7 Windows error 126" may occur when a software associated with iTunes has been corrupted. Kindly reinstall iTunes.

Reinstall iTunes
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Step 1. Uninstall iTunes and its associated components

NOTE: Go to Control Panel to uninstall iTunes and its associated components. Please make sure to uninstall the software in the following order. Do not restart computer until all software is uninstalled.

  • iTunes
  • Apple Software Update
  • Bonjour
  • iCloud
  • Mobile ME Control
  • Quicktime
  • Apple Application Support 32-bit
  • Apple Application Support 64-bit
  • Apple Mobile Device Support

NOTE: On some computers, two versions of "Apple Application Support" may be present. Uninstall both.

After uninstalling all software above, restart your computer.

Step 2. Delete all remaining related files using CCleaner

  1. Please see download link https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download.
  2. Please see image below for the instruction on how to use CCleaner.
  3. Next, restart your computer.

Step 3. Check for remaining unwanted files.

  1. For 64-bit version of Windows browse to C:\Program Files For 32-bit version of Windows navigate to C:\Program Files (x86).
  2. Delete iTunes, Bonjour, and iPod folder if you see one.
  3. Then browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files (64bit) or C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files (32bit).
  4. Delete the following folder if its existing Mobile Device Support, Apple Application Support, and CoreFP.
  5. Right-click “Recycle bin” and choose “Empty Recycle Bin.”
  6. Restart the computer.

Step 4. Reinstall iTunes and related components

NOTE: If you do not have a Microsoft NET Framework please download and install it first.

  1. Download and install Microsoft NET Frameworklatest version. Please see the download link here.
  2. Restart your computer after installation.
  3. Download and install the latest version of iTunes and the related components.