New laptop - install iTunes and sync iPad/Pod?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Pinmac, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Pinmac

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    Sep 5, 2011
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    Hi, I've bought a Windows 8 laptop. I now need to install iTunes and get it synced with my iPad2 and a couple of iPods. I'm a bit nervous as iTunes previously made a right mess of my music collection. I do have a music library in MP3 format never touched by iTunes though so I want to get this right. Should I install iTunes and then copy my music on to the laptop or should I copy the music first? Also I have my laptop split between a C drive which holds the OS and the D drive which holds data. I would like to put the music on the D drive.I assume that I can change the location in iTunes?

    Once I have the music safely on the laptop, how do I backup the iPad2 and iPods without wiping them? They were previously synced to a different laptop.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Mickey330

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    Aug 30, 2010
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    Have a look at this article:

    I followed all the suggestion in it to successfully move my iTunes to another computer. When I was done, it was as if the new computer always had the iTunes on it; my iPad never even noticed! :)

    Hopefully, it'll help you as well. Good luck and let us know how you get on.


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