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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kracker, Feb 18, 2009.
Would all be lost? Apps, Contacts, ect.
Or is there a way to save all this?
You need to go to the future Microsoft store and look for an idiot bar for help. Stick with the Mac, your better off.
Oh I should be getting a new macbook next month but im so impatient i tend to make bad decisions. lol
im just wondering though to be honest...
That was a really helpful answer.
OP...sorry I'm not sure, but someone here will know the answer.
I can't really help, but this is the first time I have heard of anyone switching to a PC from a Mac.
Awesome and insightful answer!... on the other hand, the OP could be in a situation where he has to switch, and does not have a choice (be it for work/school/other).
To the OP, i think if you set up iTunes on the PC with the same account that you were using on your mac your applications should be fine, but I'm not 100% sure on that. As for contacts, calenders, and other things I am unsure. If you have a new Macbook coming in, why don't you just wait?
Are you getting XP or Vista?
I'm not sure what'll happen to contacts on XP, but with Vista, your contacts should copy from the iPhone to the PC the first time you sync. When iTunes asks you if you want to merge your contacts, say yes. Theoretically, the same thing should be possible on an XP, but I've never done it myself.
Apps, log in to your itunes account on the PC, and authorize it. Then right-click on the iPhone icon inside iTunes and click "transfer purchases." You can also redownload any apps you have previously purchased.
The problem is music, videos and pictures. Those, you have to copy off your Mac's hard drive and onto the PC hard drive. Probably the easiest way to do it is to transfer them using a usb flash drive.
Apps would be lost but there's ways of syncing contacts - try MobileMe for syncing your Mail/Calendar with Outlook for Windows.
Just as an aside, why are you switching???
My macbook is totally dead. My bf has vista btw so there may be hope?
Im just hoping theres no major update thats what im concerned about...
For contracts you should be able to export them all as vcards then import them into outlook.
As for mail you should be able to import the .mbox files without a problem.
I am not to sure about ical.
Thanks. My bf is willing to help me get a new laptop. Im hoping it will be a macbook but im looking at all my options just incase..
I was thinking about getting the ASUS 7" Eee 8GB PC Netbook to hold me over till I can afford the macbook i want..
will this work...
Ok i was half kidding. Check Apple refurbish Macbooks at the Apple online store. I've sent lots of switchers there and the Macs are as good as new ones.
Are you serious?
Come back to the light!
btw it will be running xp.
Don't do it. Going from heaven to hell isn't nice.
I done it... or should i say, i never really switched to Mac Using both platforms constantly...