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    I have just done a new install of Windows 7. on my desktop. I want to sync what is on the desktop with my iPad. What do I need to do to accomplish this with the least amount of loss of my data, etc.

    And do I start with new install of iTunes?

    Thank you guys and gals for all the help you continue to share

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    You're not going to be able to sync windows 7 programs to ipad. And yes... iTunes is absolutely needed, unfortunately, to sync anything to the ipad. And if you want to store data/files on the ipad look at goodreader which allows you to transfer any file to it's documents folder....
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    I apologize for being so shallow in my description of what I want to do with my new install of Windows 7.

    I have been using my iPad for some time on my desktop with Win 7. I had a hard disk crash and so reinstalled the Win 7 operating system. I also reinstalled iTunes. Before reconnecting my iPad and trying to restore all my apps, I am searching for some help in the process. Since iTunes has been reinstalled is there anything I need to do or keep in mind before connecting the device to the computer. Will all apps like "Docs to Go" and "Iannotate" automatically begin functioning as before. Help please. I am desperate to get my device working with my new setup

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    This should help.

    Here is Apple's recommendations on how to transfer all your stuff to a new iPhone. With a few modifications it works very well for moving your iPad to a new computer. Wish I could find one as well written for the actual task.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4137

    Start by going into iTunes Preferences (before connecting the iPad) and turning off auto-sync. It is under the Devices tab. This will prevent any unwanted syncing before you are ready.

    Do only the parts that apply to your information/situation (i.e.; if you are syncing contacts with Google, don't do the Personal Information Manager part. Stop when you get to the Restore step.

    It would be wise, after the Transfer Purchases option to go through iTunes and make sure everything (media, app, book) got transferred. If not you may have a few more steps to insure all your stuff gets safely backed up on the computer.

    NOTE: If you have picture albums in the Photos app, and they are not backed up somewhere other than the iPad, you need to save them first before doing anything else. The first sync will remove them. The PhotoSync app works well for this, and you can use it before starting any of the other procedures.

    The quality of the pictures recovered this way will probably not match the originals. iTunes optimizes photos for viewing on the iPad when it syncs them.

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