Windows 10: iTunes Slow to Load


  1. Posts : 2,096
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       04 Dec 2016 #1

    iTunes Slow to Load


    iTunes is taking about 60s to load on my fast SSD based desktop PC when all other programs load within a few seconds. ITunes loads quickly once closed then restarted. I've tried the usual fixes of completely uninstalling & reinstalling iTunes, turning off syncing options & Genius and rebuilding the library to no avail. A Google search shows this is a common problem but the usual fixes mentioned don't work. Any ideas?
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  2.    04 Dec 2016 #2

    What have you tried so far?
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  3. Posts : 2,096
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
    Thread Starter
       04 Dec 2016 #3

    Wullail said: View Post
    What have you tried so far?
    I've tried:
    1. Completely removed iTunes & other Apple software as per Apple guidance https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204275
    2. Reinstalled latest version of iTunes
    3. Turned off all bells and whistles for syncing and updating iTunes library in iTunes options & turned Genius off
    4. Pressed Shift key when starting iTunes to re-indentify the iTunes library
    5. Ran sfc /scannow - no problems
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  4.    27 Jul 2017 #4

    Loads slow for me. Are your data files (music, app backup, etc) on HD? Mine are and that involves a 12 gb load of data before program initiates.
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  5. Posts : 2,096
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
    Thread Starter
       27 Jul 2017 #5

    lagunasrfr said: View Post
    Loads slow for me. Are your data files (music, app backup, etc) on HD? Mine are and that involves a 12 gb load of data before program initiates.
    Yes, my files are on a hard disk but I only have c. 1000 tracks. Sometimes iTunes loads fast, sometimes it's slow - go figure.
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  6.    27 Jul 2017 #6

    I've found that if I've just waken windows from sleep or just restarted it, system services eat up processing - including windows cloud and win defender. iTunes takes very long to get any priority. Check Task Manager to see if you have conflicts when iTunes is trying to load.
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