We got my 90 year old mother-i-law an iPad this summer. She seems to like it a lot. I loaded it with a few apps and some videos and a bunch of pictures. She mostly uses it for email. Her own computer does not run iTunes and I don't think she would know how to sync it if it did.
I'm a Windows guy and use iTunes only under duress. And I've changed computers since setting up the iPad.
Tonight she came out to spend the night and I figured I would update the machine. Downloaded latest iTunes and installed. Attached iPad and it was recognized. Responded to some iTunes dialogs about who are you and there is stuff on the iPad not in the library, what do you want to do? Selected Transfer and it synced a bunch of stuff to the computer. (Damn nuisance.)
It keeps notifying me that there is a new version of the OS (presently running 3.2) but when I tell it to install it, it says there is purchased stuff on the iPad that has not been transferred to the library and that I should transfer it first. But when I try to sync, it says it will transfer stuff from the computer to the iPad.
I don't know what to do. Don't want to blow away the existing stuff with no assurance it can be reinstalled. iPad tells me nothing about what still needs to be transferred.
So, I will do nothing tonight. Wait until I think I know what I'm doing. (12th of never?). But can anyone give me a hint?