syncing ipad with new computer

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by alent1234, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    my HD died and our helpdesk gave me a new one. had to reinstall windows from scratch. my ipad 2 syncs to my work laptop.

    anyway to get it to sync again without restoring as new? haven't got any of the old data yet.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2007
    you should be able to create a backup of your phone on the new hdd. do that first before trying to sync so you don't loose anything.

    make sure on iTunes under preferences>devices that automatic syncing is turned off

    then right click on the name of your phone under devices in the left hand menu, should be an option to backup phone from there.

    from same menu you can also select transfer purchases

    then you can try syncing and if it doesn't work at least you have the backup

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