iPod shuffle + Windows XP SP 1

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  1. robocop2000 macrumors member

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    According to Apple, Windows users must have SP 2 to use the iPs. Has anyone managed to test one on Windows XP SP1?
     
  2. BugMeNot macrumors newbie

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    Works fine on Windows XP w/ SP1 but I can seem to figure out a way to transfer music without using Itunes software. This sucks!
     
  3. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    I THINK it just says that it is SP2 compatible (a LOT of programs got screwed up with SP2)... I could be wrong, though.

    Why would you want to use something other than iTunes to sync an iPod? iTunes is easily the best music management software available! :D

    Rob
     
  4. solvs macrumors 603

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    Well, what did you expect?

    If you don't want to use iTunes, you may be able to use a program like ephpod.
     
  5. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    Why not install SP2? Unless you have a good reason. :cool:
     
  6. H&Kie macrumors regular

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    Well, I'm certainly not trying to make this a WinXP SP2 discussion forum ;),
    but you might check this out before installing SP2...


    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=884130
     
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  8. BugMeNot macrumors newbie

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    I expected it to work as a flash drive. And it does however it will treat the files as data not music. For me at least it's much quicker to just select a few files on my hard drive, right click and send to the Ipod shuttle.

    I was under the impresion that no software was required at all. I read a poor review on a blog site.

    Maybe the iPod shuffle Dock will work this way. Anyone know happen to know?
     
  9. solvs macrumors 603

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    Anything you put on as a file, will be seen only as a file. You need iTunes (or another program, like ehphod) to transfer listenable music on it. It's kind-of a package deal.

    I'm not sure what review you read, but it's right there on Apple's site.
     
  10. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    You must use iTunes so that you cannot copy the music files to someone else's computer. The whole music industry copyright thing, yknow.
     

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