Laptop Stolen...now what??

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    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.
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    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?
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    If you use the same user name you can down load your original apps for free
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    XP is fine.... it will run the latest version of iTunes.



    Michael
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    Thanks again

    Thanks, Freebird. Good idea. I'll try it. Any idea how many gb's I need??
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    FWIW the latest iTunes 10.x is compatible with all iPods

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