Fixed: iTunes HRESULT error 0x80073715

When you install iTunes for Windows, you get an error message indicating that the installation failed, resulting in another Application Support error message suggesting that you uninstall iTunes and try again. The first error message you get is as follows:

“An error occurred while installing the `Microsoft.VC80.CRT.type=”win32″ .version=”8.0.50727.4053” build.
.publicKeyToken=”1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b” .processorArchitecture=”amd64`”. For more information see “Help and Support Information. RESULT: 0x80073715”.

If you ignore this error message, you may get another message, such as

The Apple Mobile Device service could not be started. Make sure you have enough privileges to get started.
System Services” or “Apple App Support” was not found. Apple App Support is required to run iTunes Helper. Please uninstall iTunes and reinstall iTunes. Error 2.”

This error has been known to occur on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 systems due to missing updates or improper configuration using Windows Installer. These are solutions that we have tried to successfully implement in our customers’ computers.

What is the cause of the 0x80073715 Result?

What is the cause of the 0x80073715 Result?

We investigated this particular problem by looking at various user reports and repair strategies that are commonly used to fix this particular error message. It turns out that this error message appears in several different scenarios.

Here is a shortlist of possible culprits that can cause this error when installing iTunes:

The installer does not have administrator privileges – One of the most common causes of this error message is the insufficient authorization of the iTunes installer. If this scenario applies, you should be able to resolve the problem by making sure that you open iTunes with administrator privileges.

Missing or damaged Visual C++ package – Another common case where this error occurs is a conflict between the x86_x64.msm file and the Vcredist_x64.exe file. This is because either one of the files is completely missing or one of the files is corrupted. In this case, you must solve the problem by reinstalling the Visual C++ Redist package (the package that contains both files).

The iTunes installer was not designed for this version of Windows – If you are trying to install an older version of iTunes on Windows 10, it is possible that the installer was not originally designed to work with Windows 10. If this scenario applies, you can solve the problem by running the installer in compatibility mode.

The version of iTunes does not work on your operating system – If you are using an older version of Windows, it is likely that the latest versions of iTunes are not compatible with your version of Windows. In that case, you’ll need to download an older version of iTunes and use it instead.

If you just want to fix this particular error message, this article will give you some steps on how to fix it. Below you will find a series of methods that other users in a similar situation have successfully used to get around the “Hresult 0x80073715′” error.

Each of the methods below has been validated as effective by at least one relevant user. If you want to proceed as efficiently as possible, we recommend that you follow the methods listed below, in the same order in which we have organized them. Ultimately, you should find a solution that is effective in your particular case.

How to fix iTunes HRESULT error 0x80073715?

How to fix iTunes HRESULT error 0x80073715?

Reboot your computer.

The first thing you can do if you are having trouble installing iTunes on your computer is to reboot your operating system.
It is possible that some of the Windows resources responsible for installing programs have not loaded properly on your computer, which is causing the problem. To fix this, you can try rebooting your computer so that the operating system can reload all the resources.

To reboot Windows PC :

  1. On your computer, press the Windows key to open the Start menu.
  2. After the Start menu opens, press the Power key to open the Power Options menu.
  3. Finally, press the Reboot button to start the reboot process.

Wait until your computer finishes rebooting, then try installing iTunes again to see if the “HRESULT Ox80073715” error message still appears on your computer.

On the other hand, if you are still having trouble installing iTunes, you can try the following method of solving the problem.

Check the Windows installation service.

The next thing to check if you can’t get iTunes installed on your computer is the Windows Installer service.
The Windows Installer service is used by your operating system when you try to install a program on your computer.

However, the Windows Installer service may not start automatically on your computer. To fix this, you can try running the service manually by following these steps.

  1. Press Windows + S on your keyboard and search for services.
  2. Then click Open to launch the service manager.
  3. Then scroll down and right-click on the Windows Installer service.
  4. Finally, click Start.

Now close Service Manager and try opening the installer again to see if you can successfully install iTunes on your computer.

Run the iTunes installer as an administrator.

You can also try running the iTunes installer as an administrator. In most cases, your operating system may block any attempt to install iTunes to make changes on your computer due to insufficient authorization.

To get around this problem, you can try running the installer as an administrator to give it the necessary permissions to make changes to your system.

  1. On your computer, go to the Downloads folder and locate the iTunes installer.
  2. Then right-click on the iTunes installer.
  3. Finally, select Run as administrator to run the installer with administrator rights.

Now follow the instructions on the screen on how to install iTunes on your computer to see if “HRESULT Ox80073715” is still happening on your computer.

Run the installer in compatibility mode.

If you can’t install iTunes on your computer, it’s likely that the version of the iTunes installer you downloaded is not compatible with your system. In this case, you can try running the installer in “compatibility mode” to solve the problem.

Below we will show you how to run the iTunes installer in “compatibility mode” step by step:

  1. On your computer, go to the Downloads folder and right-click on the iTunes installer.
  2. Then click on Properties.
  3. In the properties, click on the Compatibility tab.
  4. Finally, check the “Run this program in compatibility mode” box and select the version of Windows you are using.

Now save your changes and try installing iTunes again to see if the error message still appears on your computer.

However, if you are still having trouble installing iTunes, try the following method of solving the problem on your computer.

Install the Visual C++ Redist package.

It turns out that the iTunes error message “HRESULT Ox80073715” may also be caused by a missing Visual C++ installation package on your computer. This is the most commonly reported source of the problem for the `HRESULT 0x80073715` error message, and several users have claimed that they were able to resolve the problem after installing the missing package on their computer.

Here’s how to install the missing Visual C++ packages distributed with Redistributable:

  1. On your computer, press the Windows + R keys to launch the Run command window.
  2. Then type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
  3. Now find the Microsoft Visual C++ installation files on your computer and right-click on them.
  4. Then click Uninstall and follow the instructions on the screen to remove the installation packages from your computer.
  5. Then go to the Microsoft website and download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 package.
  6. Finally, open the package and follow the on-screen instructions to install Visual C++ on your computer.

After installing the Visual C++ Redist package on your computer, go back to the iTunes installer and try running it again to see if your iTunes installation problem has been resolved.