Apps wont sync from laptop to Ipad Air

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  1. BigBoyUK

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    Hi,
    I have a number of apps I would like to transfer from my laptop (win7) to my first new Ipad Air. I have been able to sync the two using the lightning cable and I can see the apps already loaded onto my Ipad, on my laptop copy of iTunes. The problem is I cant drag the laptop apps over to the iPad or click on the 'install' button as it appears to be greyed out. Is there something I have failed to do or does this sound like a software problem. I have tried re-installing the latest iTunes software, rebooted both devices and even shouted at them both to no avail. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    Did you already see these instructions: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1386

    If that's not the problem, look at your settings on the iPad: did you enable restrictions, in Settings - General - Restrictions - Installing Apps or Deleting Apps?
     
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    Hi JA,
    Yes I did discover that link and followed it right through with no luck. I will check the restriction setting you mentioned and let you know how I get on.
    Thanks.
     
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    Restrictions were set wrong, thank you so much.
     
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    Glad to help. :)
     

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