I have been using iTunes 9 for ages, as it is much more user-friendly to me than subsequent versions. So far, it ran smoothly under Windows 10. But now it can not be installed on a brand new PC (even after reinstalling Windows).
The error is that the installer goes through most of the process, and then the message "Service – IPod Service # (IPod service) failed to start." Make sure you have sufficient permissions to Starting System Services. "
Looking up "iPod Service" in the service list was not helpful: The service can not be started if the message "Error 1053: The service did not respond in time to the startup or control request." Is shown.
I've tried this countless times over many days and completely uninstalled all Apple-related programs (including Bonjour and Quicktime) each time before trying again. The result is always the same. I ran the program as an administrator (although I was logged in as one anyway) and tried it after disabling all antivirus software – no change.
Googling has shown that I am far from having this problem – isolated people have experienced this for over ten years. However, not a single page has suggested a solution that works for me.
I'm not an immensely IT-savvy person, but I've usually found that I can fix most problems through a combination of research and easy experimentation. This unusually unsolvable problem was extremely frustrating, and I would be grateful to anyone who can suggest a solution.