WARNING! Vista can wreck your iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Maynerd, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Maynerd macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2007

    IPods could be damaged by Microsoft’s new computer operating system, the company behind the popular digital music players has warned.

    Apple, the long-standing rival of Bill Gates’s Microsoft, is urging users not to upgrade their PCs to the Vista system until it comes up with a compatible version of the software that runs iPods.

    Microsoft launched its long-awaited Vista operating system in a blaze of publicity last week and claimed that more than 5,000 hardware and software products would work with it.

    But Apple, which has sold 90 million iPods since 2001, says many users of the iconic portable music players have had problems when connecting them to PCs using Vista.

    It claims some have found that songs bought on its iTunes Store will not play on the new system, and that other Vista users have even seen their iPods corrupted when they try to unplug them. The contacts and calendar functions on iPods are also said to be affected.

    A statement on Apple’s website reads: “iTunes Store purchases may not play when upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows 2000 or XP.

    “Ejecting an iPod from the Windows System Tray using the Safely Remove Hardware feature may corrupt your iPod.”

    Microsoft has already released a software update for Vista users so they can play their iTunes Store songs.

    But Apple is still warning PC users not to use Vista until it can release a completely new version of the iTunes software.

    Apple’s website states: “Apple recommends that customers wait to upgrade Windows until after the next release of iTunes which will be available in the next few weeks.”

    Microsoft said it has a dedicated team working on problems with Vista and iTunes, and insisted users should not stop using the new operating system.
  2. smueboy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
  3. Maynerd thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2007
    Sorry didn't see it in the iPod forum and wanted to make sure someone didn't get screwed!
  4. TheDance511 macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2007
    California soon
    yeah... i just upgraded to vista a few days ago...i plugged my ipod in and it wont turn off and it wont play songs and it shuffles through the song titles and plays nothing.. it broke the ipod that i bought with my own money...im switchin to a mac...:mad: :apple:
  5. Maynerd thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2007
    Oh man that is a total bummer dude! Sorry to hear that. Hopefully it can be fixed!

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