Computer has broke.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Frazer19, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Frazer19 macrumors member

    Frazer19

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Location:
    Broken Britain
    #1
    Hi guys my computer has got a virus and will now not even turn on. My problem is now I have no iTunes at my house so when the next software update for iPhone and iPad are out I will not be able to update. :( but my friend has iTunes and Internet at his house but has registered devices on it, is it possible for me to plug my iPhone and ipad into his computer and sign in my iTunes account and update them both? Thankful for any help, cheers.
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Location:
    Home
    #2
    Yes.

    All you have to remember is, when you connect them and it asks if you would like to erase and sync, click NO. After that, you can update as normal.
     
  3. Frazer19 thread starter macrumors member

    Frazer19

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010
    Location:
    Broken Britain
  4. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

    Drewsky87

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Location:
    MD
    #4
    Try this to fix your problem:

    -Download/burn a live Linux ditribution at your friend's house.
    -Grab an external HDD.
    -Boot into Linux and copy important files from your windows partition to the external HDD (ex. iTunes library and device backups)
    -Run a virus scan on the copied files.
    -Reformat your original HDD and reinstall windows.
    -Copy your files back into windows.
     
  5. phpmaven macrumors 68040

    phpmaven

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Location:
    San Clemente, CA USA
  6. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

    Drewsky87

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Location:
    MD
    #6
    This is true, but he'd still have to recover his iTunes library. Plus what I said is at least $1000 cheaper lol.
     

Share This Page