We had an electrical disaster that fried just about everything ... including the laptop and an external harddrive used for backups. Consequently, I'm starting over with a new laptop and have just downloaded and installed iTunes. There is no chance of recovering either the original iTunes files or the backup. Is there any way to at least preserve the apps, music, etc. that are on my iPad? Tranfer it all to iTunes? Or will the iPad be wiped clean the first time it syncs. with the new iTunes? Thanks for any information you can provide.