Issues backing up and transferring apps and data from Ipad to Ipad 2

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    Hope someone can help, I've been working on this problem for hours and I'm at my wits end.

    I had a lot of apps that I downloaded straight onto my Ipad, so when I decided to upgrade to an Ipad 2, I had a lot of syncing and backing up to do. I came across several problems with this, notabley that syncing would just hang and I would have to crash out of itunes and re-enter, at which point some of the new apps would have updated. I had to do this several times though to ensure I had most, if not all of my apps in the itunes library.

    Now following all the advice out there, I plugged in my new Ipad 2, expecting it to offer me the chance to reinstall my backup (taken from the first Ipad). Not a bit of it. It asked me if I wanted to register or continue to set up my itunes store account (which I already have). Nothing like this is supposed to happen according to a lot of the "tutorials" out there, so I unplugged the Ipad 2 and tried to backup the original Ipad again. I got some sort of error message saying "iTunes could not back up the ipad… because a session could not be started with the ipad." After clicking the OK button, I tried syncing again. It eventually stalled again, but not before I'd been able to see all my apps in the app library. So I tried reinstalling the Ipad 2 and got the message "itunes was unable to load provider data from Sync Services. Reconnect or try again later." and I am STILL not getting the option to restore a backup.

    What am I supposed to do now? some sites are suggesting I reinstall itunes but I'm terrified that if I do that, I'll lose all my apps and data (that happened once before). I just can't take that risk.
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    backing up is a good thing, right.....

    ok, lets do some backing up, hope you have an external HD.

    Lets backup itunes, this means everything..iTunes: Back up your iTunes library by copying to an external hard drive

    now lets make a copy of your iPad 1 backup...always good to do.

    Q: Where are these backups stored?

    A: By default, backups are stored in the following folders:
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
    Windows Vista and Windows 7: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

    now you can do whatever and be at peace.

    did you try restarting the pc first.

    how to check in iTunes for backups,

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    you can restore your iPad 1 backup to the iPad 2.

    right click...

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    no need to connect ipad1 again if you did it already.

    if you restore from backup successfully, you have to add the apps, music, pics after....
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    just do those first, if not then re-install iTunes after.

    what computer are you using?

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