New Ipod classic, old computer

Discussion in 'iPod' started by kingebaneezer, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
    I bought a Ipod classic 160 gb today. I have had several classics including one just like this bought in October 09. (it was stolen). The new ipod needs itunes 10.7 to run. I have 10.6.3 running on a 2007 MBP with OSX 10.5.8. So i can't install itunes 7 and I can't install a new OSX because my old MBP just can't handle it. My old Ipod classic 160 worked just fine on my old setup. I am still 6 months away from a new mac, and although this one is slow it still works. I am about to return the ipod until I upgrade but have a vacation coming up with 40 + hours of driving and really want my music and books for the ride. Any way to get around this?
  2. macrumors 68000

    Sep 15, 2012
    Does anyone in your family or friends have a windows computer you can hook up an external drive with your music on it? Then you just get all your songs into the iPod and wait out the next 6 months until your next Mac..
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
    I am borrowing a raggedy Toshiba laptop. I have it networked with my mac. It is very slow going but it will work. I also found out my MBP can handle up to Lion but I would have to spend the $20 on snow then $20 on lion and snow has to be mailed out on a CD. I don't think it will be worth the $40 and it will slow down my already ancient machine. Thanks for looking but I think I have done all I can do....
  4. WMD
    macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2013
    Florida, USA
    Snow Leopard shouldn't slow your machine down any. Requirements-wise, it's about the same as Leopard.

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