Syncing apps with two PC's scrambles screen icons positions

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  1. dosto
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    I'm trying to sync apps between my Ipad, a windows 7 desktop PC and a windows 7 laptop. I can transfer purchased apps to both desktop and laptop.

    However if I do an app sync on the laptop and then sync on the desktop, the box for app sync on the desktop becomes unchecked, and if I then check it and do an app sync on the desktop, my screen icons are all messed up and I have to rearrange. The same happens if I sync on desktop first.

    It seems I cannot sync with two PC's without messing up my icon arrangement.

    Anyone else have this issue?
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    All iPads (and iPods, iPhones, and touches) function the same way. You can only tie each device to a single desktop. If you have iTunes installed on two different desktops, when you "sync" you're actually resetting it. If you watch what it says on screen closely, I think you'll see a bifurcated behavior.

    This would explain why the app icons end up in different places.

    Piko
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    Thanks. That would explain it. I had mistakenly thought that I could sync to up to 5 computers.
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    No it does not work as stated it is easier if only one computer is used then no issues
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