Which iTunes for Windows Millennium?

BlueMoonForever

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Which version of iTunes would support Windows ME (Windows Millennium) for the iPhone 5S? Thanks

I ask because my grandma just got a new 5S but uses a computer thats a little older.

Grandma's computer

 
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chrfr

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Why not? I'm serious. Its for my grandma who uses a computer that is older.
She'll need to use her phone without iTunes then. iTunes for Windows only supported Windows 2000 and newer.
She really needs to stop using Windows ME on the internet. It's very insecure and very unsupported. She's really using a computer that's nearly 15 years old?
 

Crichton333

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iTunes only runs on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and above and does not runs on Windows versions prior to that (98, ME, etc.)
 

BlueMoonForever

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She'll need to use her phone without iTunes then. iTunes for Windows only supported Windows 2000 and newer.
She really needs to stop using Windows ME on the internet. It's very insecure and very unsupported. She's really using a computer that's nearly 15 years old?
She wants her music on it. She refuses to stop using Windows Me because it works fine for her. She purchased this Gateway computer in 2001 for around $2,500. To this day, she refuses a new computer because this one "works". She always does not want to learn a new OS.

Get your gran an iPad.
Won't get one.
 

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You'll have to explain to her that what she wants isn't possible with her computer.

Is there any chance you can get her music on your computer and sync her phone on it for her?
 

BlueMoonForever

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She has a ton of music on there in MP3 format. It's just getting it synced with her phone. The latest version of itunes says we are using a version of windows that is unsupported.
 

afsnyder

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She has a ton of music on there in MP3 format. It's just getting it synced with her phone. The latest version of itunes says we are using a version of windows that is unsupported.
It's not going to happen. Buy her a new computer and teach her to use it. I suggest a Mac as it's probably easier for her since you can make it sync with her phone. Otherwise get a windows computer, it's not really my business.
 

scaredpoet

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She wants her music on it. She refuses to stop using Windows Me because it works fine for her. She purchased this Gateway computer in 2001 for around $2,500. To this day, she refuses a new computer because this one "works". She always does not want to learn a new OS.
Guess what? Today is the day it stopped "working."
 

nitromac

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Which version of iTunes would support Windows ME (Windows Millennium) for the iPhone 5S? Thanks

I ask because my grandma just got a new 5S but uses a computer thats a little older.
Install Windows XP on there and turn on the "classic" theme so it looks like ME. ME is horribly outdated and unsupported and no one should be using it these days, not even grandma.

And I really wouldn't suggest getting her a Mac because it's an entirely different system (not something grandmas really enjoy...)
 

BlueMoonForever

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The computer actually runs well with ME. I don't understand why it got so much hate. It's snappy at basic things. She likes how it looks. She is a very stubborn lady. She'd know if xp was on her precious system. XP would probably be super slow.

Personally, I like how Me looks compared to recent operating systems like windows Xp or Windows 7. I'll just tell her it's the computer or the phone. If she chooses the phone then she'll have to make arrangements to upgrade.
 

Shockwave78

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I debate what is worse..Your grandmother using Windows ME or you letting her be alright with it...
 

chrfr

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Install Windows XP on there and turn on the "classic" theme so it looks like ME. ME is horribly outdated and unsupported and no one should be using it these days, not even grandma.
XP is also outdated and unsupported.

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The computer actually runs well with ME. I don't understand why it got so much hate.
Windows ME was hated because it was insecure, slow, and unstable. It was supposed to be a Windows NT based operating system like XP was, but Microsoft wasn't able to accomplish that and instead shipped it as an ancient DOS-derived OS like Windows 95 and 98 were.
You should at least ensure that your mother is not doing any banking or anything requiring security on her computer. ME has been out of Microsoft support since 2006 and hasn't received an update since, so who knows how many vulnerabilities it has by now.
 

eyoungren

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I debate what is worse..Your grandmother using Windows ME or you letting her be alright with it...
As much as it boggles my mind, there are many people out there in the world that just do not "do" technology.

They don't want to learn it, they don't want to be bothered with it and if they HAVE to use it they want it to work and not have to think about it.

There are also some people who decide at a certain point in their life that they don't wish to learn anything new. Learning something new requires effort.

Combine this with stubborness and it doesn't matter that the OP is or is not ok with his grandmother's attitude. The only thing he can do is tell her that it's impossible to combine the two. She either chooses to upgrade or not.

The Ad Manager where I work is this way. I am constantly having to hold her hand because she refuses to learn anything about computers. She hates them and the one in her office was forced on her so she doesn't give it any care.
 

Shockwave78

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As much as it boggles my mind, there are many people out there in the world that just do not "do" technology.

They don't want to learn it, they don't want to be bothered with it and if they HAVE to use it they want it to work and not have to think about it.

There are also some people who decide at a certain point in their life that they don't wish to learn anything new. Learning something new requires effort.

Combine this with stubborness and it doesn't matter that the OP is or is not ok with his grandmother's attitude. The only thing he can do is tell her that it's impossible to combine the two. She either chooses to upgrade or not.

The Ad Manager where I work is this way. I am constantly having to hold her hand because she refuses to learn anything about computers. She hates them and the one in her office was forced on her so she doesn't give it any care.
Ya understood...but the point is, no one in this ladies family could have sprung $250 for a cheap best buy computer over the last 10yrs that would absolutely crush whatever computer she has. That is 10 Christmas's, 10 birthdays and no one has thought let's buy grandma a computer? Even if she doesn't want it someone should have bought her one to protect her..
 

cynics

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I'd really try to push her to a newer version of Windows (or OSX on a Mac). Security reasons alone are worth the upgrade. Make sure she's only using it to browse the web. I wouldn't even want to use email program or web based on ME. I understand the "it works" argument but with technology thats not always the case because you can't see whats going on in the background. Plus her current computer may "work" however a newer one "works great".

Hopefully she doesn't choose the computer over the iPhone.
 

eyoungren

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Ya understood...but the point is, no one in this ladies family could have sprung $250 for a cheap best buy computer over the last 10yrs that would absolutely crush whatever computer she has. That is 10 Christmas's, 10 birthdays and no one has thought let's buy grandma a computer? Even if she doesn't want it someone should have bought her one to protect her..
If she is as intractable as inferred, what would this have gained? Let's say they did this. And years later that purchase is still sitting there because she refuses to use it. Who can force her?

And at what cost? People resent being forced to do something they do not want to do.

Family feuds have been started over much less.
 

BlueMoonForever

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XP is also outdated and unsupported.

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Windows ME was hated because it was insecure, slow, and unstable. It was supposed to be a Windows NT based operating system like XP was, but Microsoft wasn't able to accomplish that and instead shipped it as an ancient DOS-derived OS like Windows 95 and 98 were.
You should at least ensure that your mother is not doing any banking or anything requiring security on her computer. ME has been out of Microsoft support since 2006 and hasn't received an update since, so who knows how many vulnerabilities it has by now.
I see. But it works fine for her. I have seen it crash, but that does not bother her. She's like that, what can I say?

Ya understood...but the point is, no one in this ladies family could have sprung $250 for a cheap best buy computer over the last 10yrs that would absolutely crush whatever computer she has. That is 10 Christmas's, 10 birthdays and no one has thought let's buy grandma a computer? Even if she doesn't want it someone should have bought her one to protect her..
She got this very expensive computer April 2001 which came with Windows Me. We helped her buy it, and it cost around $2,500. So why would we need to buy her another?

I'd really try to push her to a newer version of Windows (or OSX on a Mac). Security reasons alone are worth the upgrade. Make sure she's only using it to browse the web. I wouldn't even want to use email program or web based on ME. I understand the "it works" argument but with technology thats not always the case because you can't see whats going on in the background. Plus her current computer may "work" however a newer one "works great".

Hopefully she doesn't choose the computer over the iPhone.
She refuses. I mentioned Windows Xp to her today and she no way. So I'm done trying to convince her. And she does use her Millennium Edition computer to browse the net, download games, and pay bills.

But I do not think hackers are even hacking into that OS anymore.
 

Mr. Buzzcut

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At some point that old car that runs on leaded fuel becomes too much of a burden to maintain as the rest of the world moves forward.

She has a decision to make. She wants brand new technology in one instance but clings to obsolete tech in another. Those worlds have collided. Either buy an MTP media player or move forward.
 

chrfr

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She refuses. I mentioned Windows Xp to her today and she no way. So I'm done trying to convince her. And she does use her Millennium Edition computer to browse the net, download games, and pay bills.

But I do not think hackers are even hacking into that OS anymore.
With identity theft and fraud as rampant as it is, this is foolish at best. Is she aware that there's even a risk?
 

BlueMoonForever

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The computer costs about $2500. It really works fine. You guys are making windows me out to be this horrible outdated os. It's really not bad. But nonetheless, she will not give the computer up until it doesn't work anymore. Xp is still widely used on today's computers, so why is it so surprising to use an OS that is one year older? It's still going strong. Go figure.
 
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