Do I Really Need Windows Service Pack 2 For The iPod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by youashwag, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2007
    I was wondering if i reallly need to have SP2 installed for the new Ipod Touch to work? What happens if i dont hav it installed??bc last time i tried to install SP2 on my computer it messed up my computer and i had to do a System Restore!!!!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2006
    Redlands, CA
    I'm no windows expert, but don't the service packs contain critical updates to keep your system secure?!

    If you don't have the service pack, then do you also not get any security updates at all?

    The iPod probably won't work at all.
  3. macrumors 603


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Yeah, I'm surprised you've been without it this whole time. In terms of security, SP2 is MUCH better. I sugust you back uo all your data and try to install it again.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2007
    well on the itunes 7.4.1 download page it says to have Windows Service Pack 2 for either an Apple TV or an Iphone not an Ipod Touch.............
  5. macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    SP2 came out a while ago, you should really consider downloading it for what it offers.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2007
    well wat can i do to make sure it doesnt mess up again????
  7. macrumors regular


    Jul 24, 2007
    It was probably a rare mistake the first time around. I'd bet that you won't have many problems trying it again. I just reformatted my girlfriend's Dell and had no problems getting it back up to date. As mentioned before, just back up your data before trying again, just to be safe. Besides, System Restore worked before didn't it?
  8. Guest

    iPods have required SP2 for years now, I don't think the iPod touch would be any different
  9. macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2007
    I bought a new iPod Nano (video) just a few weeks ago and it worked perfectly, but now the iPod Touch says I need service pack 2. Luckily I was allowed to use my friends laptop to put some (rubbish) music on the Touch and activate it, but it's extremely annoying. Is there any way to use it if you dont have serive pack 2?

    Thanks, Scharf.
  10. macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    I only just recently updated to SP2 on my Windoze computer and its been fine. But you need it for the iPod then backup and install it.

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