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Jun 2, 2020 - 4:24:02 PM
759 posts since 9/7/2005

Working on my PC computer (Windows 7 Pro) and decided to have some music in the background and went to flick on my copy of I Tunes and then get a notice ....

"A missing component of ITunes is required. Either repair or reinstall ITunes. (45075)"

The result is that I can't listen to anything, I can't update my IPod and I am dead in the water. A few Google searches for that code at the end of the above notice either gets way too technical or some other software company wants me to download some software and they claim to fix everything...which I am wary of right from the git go.
I tried to download the latest versions of I Tunes but just got a notice that I already have a copy in place so assume they want me to discard my old version before I upload the new versions. But if I do that, will I lose my music in the process too?

I have been using I Tunes for about 15 years and for the most part, it has worked pretty well......aside from updates and new versions that screw everything up!

I have no idea where this glitch came from, it just appeared. Anybody else have this problem? How did you fix it?

Edited by - Dogfeathers on 06/02/2020 17:00:48

Jun 3, 2020 - 4:41:42 AM
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5528 posts since 8/19/2012
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I used to use Itunes to load my iPod then when I converted full time to Linux I could not use it although I kept a copy of windows on one of my old systems just to run iTunes. I decided to update my iPod and iTunes would not work, lots of error messages and would not connect to Apple. Mentioned it to my daughter who said she got rid of her iPod and moved all her music to her smart phone. Sounded like a good idea since I could use bluetooth to connect my phone to our home entertainment system and to a small external speaker to listen in the shop. Can also connect my phone to wifes car entertainment system. iPod would not do any of that.
Bottom line, I use a music app called VNC that runs on Windows, LInux and on my Android phone. Loading music to my phone means just connecting with a USB cable and moving the directories to the phone. Now only have one device that I would normally carry anyway. I added a large micro card to my phone so plenty of room for my music and pics.
By the way I have heard that Apple no longer supports some of the older iPods but mine works fine and no reason to buy a new one just so the software will work. I ate the apple and tossed the core.
Have a great day.

Jun 3, 2020 - 10:06:06 AM

759 posts since 9/7/2005

Well I was kinda hoping to remedy the situation, at least for a while without buying a multi hundred dollar (or more) telephone. Sometimes I feel I need to escape from the internet, endless distractions via texts, calls, junk mails, advertising etc etc and my vintage flip phone does that just perfectly. I have a telephone if I need it, but little else.
What I miss the most is not having my music on my PC to listen to or manipulate my music with and moving to a whole new system then eliminates my use of my two trusty IPods that I constantly use.
I invested in this Ipod/ITunes system a decade or more ago, maybe that is where I went wrong. The hardware is still working fine, it is some glitch in the software that has me locked out of my own music library.

Jun 3, 2020 - 12:47:44 PM

Lynne (Moderator)


5047 posts since 3/3/2003

You shouldn’t lose your music. Apple knows what you have purchased so you can download it again for free.

Jun 3, 2020 - 1:47:42 PM

759 posts since 9/7/2005

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Apple has a very bad habit of choosing among your music collection what -they deem-is legal /paid for and what is not. If they decide against your music choices, your music will appear in ITunes but it will not play.
So if for instance you legally paid for a old CD or took music from your old LP’s, it will not have Apple’s code imbedded in the digital music and therefore they choose whether you can listen to music they deem legitimate. Be careful when you update ITunes as this is when they go through your whole music collection and sort what they think is legit or not.

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