Update iPhone on Windows, Originally used on Mac?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ckelley, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. ckelley macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Hello all!

    I have an iPhone (8GB, First Gen) on Software 2.0. I was wondering if it would be possible for me to update to the latest software using iTunes on a Windows PC, when I originally used it on a Mac, without losing any of my settings, text messages, notes, music, etc... I had to sell my Mac to get some extra cash to be able to afford my move to Texas a few weeks ago, so I've fallen back to a Windows PC that I've kept (1.8GHz P4, XP SP3, whatever...). Would it be possible to do this, or will syncing it to a new computer screw things up? I'd really be screwed if it lost some of these things.

    Thanks :)
  2. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Pretty sure that syncing on a new computer you will lose all that info.
  3. bubbagumpshrimp macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    I just did it on my windows laptop when 2.0.1 was released and everything worked perfect.
    Just plug it in and click on "check for updates". Don't try to do manual sync or any of that other stuff because that is how you will lose everything on your phone.

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