new iPad 2 setup with MacBook Pro. Would like to set it up with XP too.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ofiaich, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. ofiaich macrumors member

    ofiaich

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    Hi everyone!

    I know how to search and will do more searching this afternoon but hoping for a quick fix from an expert or two here at MacForums! ;)

    I bought a new iPad 2 and have set it up with MacBook Pro and have apps, music audiobooks etc alll sorted.

    I use a Windows XP :eek: tower style computer too and would like to set-up my iPad 2 with XP also.

    The problem is that the apps in the iPad do not synch to the XP computer and when I check the apps in Itunes on the XP computer, with the iPad connected, and choose to synch, the messages tells me that the iPad's apps wll be deleted :eek: and replaced by the apps on iTunes in XP!

    I am logged in with the same Apple ID as I use for the MacBook Pro and I have authorised the XP computer and got the prompt to input my password.

    I know I could just update apps over the air and only use my MacBook Pro for synching, but I do not want to do just that as most of my films are on the Xp's hard disk! So I do want to change the films that are on my Ipad from time to time.

    Any advice much appreciated, and, after Saturday lunch I will search more.

    Ofiaich :p
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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  3. ofiaich, Nov 12, 2011
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    ofiaich thread starter macrumors member

    ofiaich

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    Thanks Sean,

    so if I want to use the XP computer as the first choice,

    then de-authorise the MacBook Pro, and then maybe the iPad would sync all apps on it, to XP computers iTunes library?

    I'll give that a try later..

    Edit ... that did not work... oh well....!

    Ofiaich :)
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You are free to download all apps you have purchased as many times as you want. So download them to your XP computer and sync your iPad to that.
     
  5. ofiaich, Nov 12, 2011
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    ofiaich thread starter macrumors member

    ofiaich

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    hi darngooddesign!

    I am not quite sure how to do that. I will power up iTunes on the XP computer and check out all of the menus! ;)

    I am sure I am missing something obvious!

    edit - thanks darngooddesign! I explore my account settings, within iTunes and found what I needed!

    I will download, and check out what has been downloaded and then synch sometime after I wake up! Just after midnight here..

    OOOh! 196 items to download...

    Ofiaich :p
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    It might be simpler to just copy the iTunes folder from your Mac to your XP.

    Here's one article that explains how to do it.
    http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/moving-your-itunes-library-to-a-new-hard-drive

    You can move iTunes libraries from Mac to Mac, pc to pc, Mac to pc, or pc to Mac. But once you move it, just stick to syncing with one computer, as moving the library back and forth among computers isn't worth the hassle.

    BTW, if you just redownload your apps, iTunes is still going to first delete all your apps from your iPad, then reinstall them again.
     
  7. ofiaich thread starter macrumors member

    ofiaich

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    thanks Night Spring!

    I am redownloading apps now, and there are 237 items to download! :eek:

    I can see some apps that I must have downloaded and delete a few years back! Some good sorting to do when I wake up! I will take my time :D

    Thanks again!

    Ofiaich
     

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