How to Fix iTunes Store Error 1000


iTunes provides a way to play, download, transfer and manage audio/ video content all under one roof. It is one of the most popular media players around. However, on certain occasions, iTunes error 1000 pops up on user’s screen that prevents them from using the media player.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

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Reinstall the Program

The application may be failing to function correctly because some of the installation files are missing, deleted or moved. Reinstall the program as shown below:


For Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows Key X, select Apps and Features.
  2. Select iTunes from the list of installed programs and components.
  3. Click Uninstall.
  4. Follow the removal wizard, and restart your computer after finishing up.
  5. Go to the iTunes official website, and you’ll be direct to the iTunes Download page on the Windows Store.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press the Windows Key if you’re using Windows 8, or click on the Start icon if you’re using Windows 8.1.
  2. Right-click the iTunes icon.
  3. Click the Uninstall icon on the bottom.
  4. In the Programs and Features window that opens, select iTunes to highlight it, and click Uninstall/ Change.
  5. Follow the uninstall wizard and then restart your computer.
  6. Redownload iTunes from the official website given above.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Click Start, select Control Panel.
  2. In the Programs category, click Uninstall a Program.
  3. Select iTunes, and click Uninstall on the toolbar if you’re using Windows 7. Right-click the iTunes entry, choose the Uninstall option if you’re using Windows Vista.
  4. Follow the removal wizard, and restart your machine.
  5. Re-download iTunes from the official site.

Update iTunes

The software publishers deploy new updates to fix programming bugs or glitches that cause errors. These patches are the changes made to the original software to handle programming defects.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Double-click the iTunes icon on your Desktop.
  2. Click on Help.
  3. Select Check for Updates.

Turn Off Windows Defender

Windows Defender is a security program from Microsoft that protects your computer from viruses, malware, and spyware.

However, things may go wrong. Windows Defender may report a problem with iTunes that isn’t really there. Temporarily turning off the real-time protection can fix this issue.


For Windows 10:

  1. Type Windows Defender in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
  2. Open Windows Defender from the Search Results.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Set the Real-time Protection feature to Off.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Windows Defender in the Search Box.
  3. Open Windows Defender from the Search Results.
  4. Click on the Settings tab.
  5. Uncheck the Real-time protection (recommended) check box.
  6. Save your settings.

For Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Windows Defender, and open it from the Search Results.
  3. Click on Tools, and then Options Administrator.
  4. Un-tick the feature called Use this program, and Save.

For Windows Vista:

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Point to All Programs, and click Windows Defender.
  3. Click on Tools.
  4. Select Options.
  5. Uncheck Use Windows Defender and then click on Save.

Fix Admin Privileges

iTunes need full access to all shared file components in order to function correctly. Set up your computer to get the required administrative privileges.


For Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows Key X, select Search.
  2. Type CompMgmt.msc and hit ENTER.
  3. In the Computer Management tool that opens, expand the following nodes:
    • Computer Management (Local) | System Tools | Local Users and Groups | Users
  4. In the right-hand side panel on your screen, right-click Administrator and choose Properties.
  5. You’ll have the Administrator Properties dialog box.
  6. Uncheck the checkbox named Account is disabled, and then click OK.
  7. Exit out of the screen and restart your computer.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Type CompMgmt.msc
  3. Click on Everything if you’re using Windows 8.1, or click on Apps icon if you’re using Windows 8.
  4. Refer the Steps # 3-7 from the steps given above for Windows 10 users.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Press Windows Key R.
  2. Type CompMgmt.msc, and press ENTER.
  3. Refer the Steps # 3-7 from the steps given above for Windows 10 users.

Check for Updates

If you’re stuck with iTunes Store error 1000, try updating Windows. Here’s how:


For Windows 10:

  1. Click on Start, choose Settings.
  2. Click on Update & Security tab on the left.
  3. Click on Check for Updates.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

  1. Press Windows Key X, and select Settings from the Charms Bar.
  2. Click on Change PC Settings.
  3. Click on Update and Recovery | Windows Update.
  4. Click on Check Now, and then download & install new updates, if any.

For Windows 7:

  1. Click on Start, select Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security.
  3. Click Windows Update.
  4. Check for new updates, and install them on your computer.

For Windows Vista:

  1. Click on Start.
  2. Point to All Programs.
  3. Click on Windows Update.
  4. Vista will start checking for new updates. If any updates are found, click on Install Updates.

Fix Early TimeOut

There are situations when iTunes Store error 1000 occurs when the timeout expires early before iTunes processes your request to access the Store or download its contents. Simply increasing the Timeout interval might help.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Press Windows Key R simultaneously.
  2. Type RegEdit, press ENTER.
  3. In the Registry Editor window that opens, locate the following sub-key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | Software | Microsoft | WindowsNT | CurrentVersion | SPP
  4. Double-click the CreateTimeOut string on the right, and set it to 15000000.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Exit out of the screen and restart your machine.


  • If the string CreateTimeOut is not found, right-click the SSP sub-key, choose New | String Value, and name it CreateTimeOut.

Resolve Microsoft .NET Component Issues

Microsoft provides a common environment to build, deploy and run certain applications and services. iTunes and many other applications use the shared DLL components. You might want to check if some of these common class library contents are corrupted.

For Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Execute the following command:
    • dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFX3 /All /Source:X:\Sources\SxS /LimitAccess
  3. After finishing up, type EXIT and press ENTER.
  4. Restart your computer.

For Windows 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Press the Windows Key or click Start.
  2. Type CMD
  3. Search Results should appear.
  4. Open the Command Prompt.
  5. Follow the Steps # 2-4 from the above Windows 10 user’s section.


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