Howdy guys! I am trying to copy bookmarks from my windows laptop to my iPad 2. I have tried connecting it to iTunes via USB, and clicking on the device and selecting it, but all I get is a message saying your bookmarks are being backed up via iCloud and I can't get them on the iPad.
Go into your iPad's Settings > iCloud and turn off the bookmark syncing.
Though if I were you I'd do it the other way around. Make sure you are running the most recent iTunes, then go into the iCloud control panel (not sure where it is in Windows) and turn on bookmark syncing, and choose your browser (if supported).
Then you won't need iTunes to keep them synced.