iTunes on Windows 2000

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SkyBell, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Recently bought a laptop with Windows 2000 on it, I was wondering what version of iTunes would be best for it? I don't need to interface with an iPod or anything, just need a good player to play my music :) It's got a 233 MHz Pentium, 160 mb RAM, and a 4 GB hard drive.

    I was thinking iTunes 5 is just about right, considering the low specs... what do you think?
  2. Xeem macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2005
    I don't remember what version was first released for Windows, but I would try as old a version as you can with iTunes on your laptop. The Windows version isn't as optimized as the OS X version; I'm not saying that it runs poorly in Windows, but as your laptop is definitely a bit dated, I wouldn't expect miracles. Hopefully it will run decently for you; just think of it as a really big iPod!
  3. USMaC macrumors member


    Nov 8, 2005
    New Bern, NC
    I don't think you can run iTunes 5 on that machine. I'm pretty sure even 4.9 required a 500MHz pentium or higher.

    In case you don't know, you can find and download older versions of iTunes here.

    I hope you find one that works for you.

    EDIT: I'm afraid you might be out of luck. According to Version Tracker, even iTunes 4.1 (which I believe was the first version for Windows) requires more than a 233MHz.

    Product Requirements:
    Windows XP/2000
    500 MHz Pentium class processor or better,
    QuickTime 6.4 (included)
    128 MB RAM minimum/256 RAM recommended
    Latest Windows service packs recommended
    Supported CD-RW drive to burn CDs, video display card, soundcard
    DSL, cable modem, or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection recommended for buying and streaming music
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I believe that machine is about 9 years too old now. Even if it's a Pentium MMX, I wouldn't expect much out of it except for word processing.
  5. mgmktx macrumors member

    May 15, 2006
    I would definitely recommend Foobar2000. It is possibly the best Windows music player and has very low system requirements. Plays most (if not all) formats. Only thing it does not do is play AAC files bought from the iTunes music store
  6. SkyBell thread starter macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Would it play files that were bought, but burned onto an audio CD?

    I just figured out that I don't have SP4 for 2000, and that should help a little... downloading it now.

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