ipod classic 7th generation & windows XP home service pack 2

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sossity, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I recently got one of these for my birthday, but just noticed on the box that it requires windows XP Home or Professional service pack 3. I have service pack 2, does this mean it will not function or connect at all?

    Before anybody says, just update to service pack 3, a long story shortened, I tried to update my windows XP home PC from service pack 2 to service pack 3 & the update froze & killed the hard drive my PC, I had to get a new hard drive, & do a complete reinstall of the OS etc. So I am not going through the ordeal of trying to update to service pack 3, everything works on it so far with service pack 2.

    So I need to know if this will work on my PC or do I need to give back the ipod to my gift giver apologizing & having to explain my situation with my PC, or will it work?
  2. farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    Try it it will probably work. Your hard drive dying physically from the update is just a fluke, though. If I were you I wouldn't hesitate updating. In fact I'd update to win7.

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