can I format my 7th gen ipod to fat 32 on a windows xp service pack 2PC?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sossity, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I would like to format my ipod to fat 32 for cross platform compatibility, & read that disk utility can destroy some of the ipod settings, & that doing it through parallels & a virtual machine does not work well either, so that leaves using a PC with itunes on it.

    I have access to a pc in my home, but it has windows xp service pack 2 on it, & the ipod 7th gen requires service pack 3, would I be able to hook it up to the pc to format it? or would it not be able to read it?
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    You have to *restore* the iPod in iTunes, restoring will wipe all data on the iPod, there is no way around that. Using a virtual machine *will* work, as long as it has USB support, which all the major VM apps do have.

    RE SP3: Maybe..? Just try try it, it will probably work.

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