Laptop Stolen...now what??

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by padwad, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. padwad

    padwad
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hi. I'm a senior with little technical proficiency. My laptop was stolen. I synced my iPad with it. Now what? I have an old desktop computer with iTunes version 7.7.1.11. Can I carry on with that version and purchase new apps for my iPad? I don't want to update it because it is synced with my very old iPod.

    Sorry to be so dumb! Thank you for any advice.
     
  2. Gunny008

    Gunny008
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    362
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Which operating system is it running? Windows 95/98?

    If the operating system is too old, you might not be able to download the latest iTunes version, which is iTunes 10

    iPad with iOS 4.2.1 as an operating system needs iTunes 10 to work

    Was your laptop insured?
     
  3. col.bris

    col.bris
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,859
    Thanks Received:
    657
    If you use the same user name you can down load your original apps for free
     
  4. tzimisce

    tzimisce
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,078
    Thanks Received:
    2
    That was what I did - I had to upgrade from iTunes 9 to iTunes 10 in order to sync with my iPad (iOS 4.2.1.) I also use the same iTunes to sync and manage my iPhone and iPod, which are respectively about 1 and 2 years older.

    Even if you could still browse and purchase apps from Apple through iTunes 7, without upgrading to 10, you wouldn't be able to sync and move the apps over to iPad.
     
  5. padwad

    padwad
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thanks, and...

    My operating system is XP . It's about 8-9 years old. I really don't want to change the iTunes version on it because my iPod (6 years old) only likes that version. I had a lot of issues with it when I used the laptop (iTunes v 10)but not with the desktop (v 7.7.1.11).

    And no, my laptop wasn't insured. I have homeowners, but with a $1,000 deductible (of course...).

    I hate the fact that Apple now thinks THEY own my iPod and iPad and are just letting me use it as long as I keep upgrading the OS because they keep finding more ways to tether our souls!!! I want a product that I just buy and use as I wish. Hail Corporate America.
     
  6. freebirdforever

    freebirdforever
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,520
    Thanks Received:
    21
    You can always install Itunes 10 on an external hard drive or USB thumb drive and then sync your iPad with that via your older desktop. Your iTunes installed on the desktop's HDD should not be affected.
     
  7. Tinman

    Tinman
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    918
    Thanks Received:
    1
    XP is fine.... it will run the latest version of iTunes.



    Michael
     
  8. padwad

    padwad
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thanks again

    Thanks, Freebird. Good idea. I'll try it. Any idea how many gb's I need??
     
  9. Tinman

    Tinman
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    918
    Thanks Received:
    1
    FWIW the latest iTunes 10.x is compatible with all iPods
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page

ipad computer sync stolen

,

laptop stolen now can't sync iphone

,

laptop stolen sync ipad

,

lost laptop now want to sync ipad with desktop

,

my ipad was stolen and its synced with my iphone

,

my laptop was stolen itunes iphone syncing issues

,

stolen computer ipad syncing

,

stolen laptop sync ipod to itunes

,

what if my laptop was stole how can i sync my iphone and ipad