Can you start new ipad to someone elses itunes???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by terrymaz, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. terrymaz macrumors regular

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    I just had someine go pick up my new ipad 2 but do not have itunes at work. Can i use someone elses itunes on their laptop to at least get it up and running? I dont want to plug my ipad into his mac and have it sync his stuff to the ipad.
     
  2. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Yes, just don't tell iTunes to sync his stuff.
     
  3. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    Why do you need itunes to get an iPad 'up and running?' If you don't have stuff you want to sync, you can live without itunes for a while.
     
  4. djmodifyd macrumors regular

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    Yep. I'm on vacation and found an iPad in stock here so I picked one up. Dont have my MacBook with that I usually sync to, but I used my wife's to activate it and I'll just sync it up to mine next week when I get back home
     
  5. terrymaz thread starter macrumors regular

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    wHEN i turned it on the only screen it would give me was a screen showing it needs to connect to itunes. Once connected the regular screen was able to come up.
     
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I think you can 'activate' the iPad with any computer running iTunes, without syncing with that computer. Apple can activate it at an in-store computer for you because of this.

    When I got my iPhone 4 I wasn't going to be home until that night, so they activated it on the spot. When I got home I synced it to my iTunes like normal.
     
  7. rasputinj macrumors regular

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    here is how you do it

    To turn on activation-only mode in Windows XP:

    "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt StoreActivationMode 1

    To turn on activation-only mode in Windows Vista or Windows 7:

    "C:\Program Files (x64)\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt StoreActivationMode 1

    To turn off activation-only mode in Windows XP:

    "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt StoreActivationMode 0

    To turn off activation-only mode in Windows Vista or Windows 7:

    "C:\Program Files (x64)\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt StoreActivationMode 0



    I use it to setup iPad for the company I work for.
     

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