How to Fix iTunes Store Error 1000

iTunes error 1000 indicates system misconfigurations. Update the program to its latest version, temporarily turn off Windows Defender security program, check Registry settings, and download new updates online.

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Update iTunes

Update your program on regular basis.

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

1. Open iTunes.

2. Click Help menu on the menu bar.


3. Select Check for Updates.

4. This starts update check-up. If any updates are found, they will be automatically downloaded to your PC.

Turn Off Windows Defender

There may be some conflicts with Windows Defender and iTunes program files. Disable the Windows Installer security program temporarily.

For Windows 10:

1. Type “Defender” in the Search Box on Taskbar.


2. Open “Windows Defender” from the Search Results.


3. Click the Settings icon on upper right corner.


4. You have the computer settings on your screen. Under Windows Defender tab, move the “Real-time Protection” slider to “Off”.


5. Exit the screen.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + C to open Charms Bar.

2. Click Settings icon, and then Control Panel.

3. Press F3 key to initialize Search. Type “Defender” in the Search Box located on upper right corner.

4. You have search results on your screen. Click “Windows Defender” icon.


5. In the new window, uncheck the “Use real-time protection” checkbox.

6. Click the Save button.

7. Exit out of the screen.

For Windows 7:

1. Click Start; type “Defender” in Search Box.

2. Open Windows Defender from Search Results.

3. This opens up a new window. Click Tools | Options | Administrator.

4. Uncheck the box labelled “Use this program”, and then click Save button.

For Windows Vista:

1. Click Start | All Programs | Windows Defender.

2. Click Tools | Options.

3. Uncheck the box labelled “Use Windows Defender” under Administrator category.

4. Click Save.

Enable Administrator Account

Launch the Computer Management tool to enable Administrator account.


For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X, select Search option.

2. Type “compmgmt.msc” in Search Box.

3. Select “Everywhere” (Windows 8.1); or click Apps icon (Windows 8). Open that keyword from Search Results.

4. Open the following root:

  • Computer Management (Local) | System Tools | Local Users and Groups | Users


5. Right click Administrator in right panel, select Properties.


6. This opens up Administrator Properties dialog box. Uncheck “Account is disabled” checkbox.


7. Click OK, quit the program and restart your PC.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Press Windows Key + R.

2. Type “compmgmt.msc” in the textbox, click OK.

3. Refer Steps # 4-7 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Check for Updates

Use Windows Update program to check for new updates and patches to resolve iTunes error 1000.

For Windows 10:

1. Click the Start button, and then Settings.

2. Click Update & Security | Windows Update.

For Windows 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X.

2. Select Control Panel.

3. Click System and Security | Windows Update.


4. In the page that opens, click Check for Updates button.

5. Downloaded and install all recommended, optional updates including service packs, if any. This may take an hour or two.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start | All Programs | Windows Update.

2. Refer Steps # 4-5 under Windows 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Change TimeOut Settings from Registry

Modify CreateTimeOut Registry string to change the timeout settings.


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

1. Press Windows Key + R to open up Run dialog box.

2. Type “RegEdit” in the textbox, click OK.

3. Now that you have Registry Editor opened up.

4. Locate following sub key:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SPP

5. Double click a string named “CreateTimeOut”. Replace its value with “15000000”. Click OK.

6. Remember, if the string is not found create a new one. Right click “SSP”sub key, select New | String Value. Enter the specified string name and value.

7. Exit out of the screen. Reboot your PC for the changes to take effects.

Resolve Microsoft .NET Component Issues

Open up Command Prompt and run the specified command.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

1. Press Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).

2. Type the commands given below:


3. Remember, replace X: with the DVD Drive letter.

4. Press ENTER.

5. After you’re done executing above commands, please restart your PC.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

1. Click Start, point to All Programs | Accessories.

2. Right click Command Prompt, select Run as administrator.

3. Refer Steps # 2-5 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Create a Registry File and Merge Entries with System Registry

Create a new text file with Notepad, save it in Registry File format. Run that file so that its entries will be merged into your system Registry database.

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

1. Press Windows Key + X, select Run.

2. Type “notepad” and click OK.

3. Type the following text in your Notepad file:


4. Click File | Save as.

5. In the Save As dialog box that opens, specify following:

  • File Name: RegFix.reg
  • File Type: All Files
  • Location: <Desktop>

6. Click Save button.

7. Exit Notepad.

8. Double click the newly created RegFix.reg file, merge the Registry contents into the system Registry.

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