Sorry but I am new to this site and not sure where to post the problem I have. I have an Ipad l which I cant update on windows 7, having tried to see if the device shows up on the computer I found that I had an empty device manager??. Having tried everything that everyone elsewhere as suggested to correct this problem on Windows 7....still nothing. I last updated the Ipad 1 at the end of October. I am worried now because I am getting an Ipad mini for Christmas........how do I go about updating this and also transfering any music,pictures, films etc. I also have another computer running windows 7, but I believe I can't use this to connect my Ipad or Ipad mini?. I have followed instructions on Apple regarding uninstalling Itunes and all components, and re-installing the lastest Itunes but still can't connect my Ipad. Nothing shows up at all on Itunes and when I check on the computer where the portable drives show up there's nothing there either. I am at my wits end to know what to do now, do hope you can give me some advice or tell me the appropriate forum to go on.