Windows to Mac iPod crisis

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Reclaimer, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Reclaimer macrumors newbie

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    Just got my Powerbook in the mail today at 3pm. I'm thrilled, and love it!

    My question to you all now is this:
    I'm wanting to reformat my Windows desktop PC (yes, I still need Windows right now), but I don't want to lose all of my purchased music from iTunes. I can't fit it onto a CD, and it takes too long to upload to my webspace. It's all on my iPod, though, and I was hoping I could convert my Windows iPod to a Mac iPod, and then transfer the music to the Powerbook via Senuti. Is there any way this is possible?
    I really, really, really do not want to lose all of this music, but I also need to reformat my HD, as Windows has slowed to a crawl lately.
     
  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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  3. Reclaimer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didn't work.
    The mac won't even recognize the iPod.
     
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  6. Reclaimer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That works! Thanks so much!!

    Oddly enough, when I authorize this computer, it says I've authorized 4 out of my 5 computers...funny, the songs are on 2 computers. Very odd. Oh well.
     
  7. cardiac dave macrumors regular

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    I hit my 5 computer limit when I got the new G5... I'd forgotten to de-authorize iTunes before reformating older systems that ran the total up. I'd authorized twice on an old laptop that I don't even own anymore, once on my desktop PC, once on the iBook, then lastly on the iMac.

    Once you hit 5 systems, you can log in to the iTunes music store and do a bulk de-authorize of all systems, then re-authorize the ones you're actually using.

    Worked for me, as now I only use iTunes on the iBook and iMac
     
  8. Reclaimer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nifty. Didn't know you could do that.

    ..then again, besides iPod and iTunes, I haven't touched a Mac (sadly) since...oh, 1998. But I'm back, and couldn't be happier! :D


    Side note: I totally spaced that I could simply FTP the music from Windows to Mac, and then reformat my iPod to Mac. I'm in the process of FTPing some videos over right now.
     

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