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Re: can you connect an Ipad to a windows PC?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 04 July 12 07:49 BST (UK) »
Thanks Jamjar for the advise it was just the fact that they didn't specify what type of PC they were referring to in the book. I just want to transfer my cd collection which is stored on my Windows PC in Itunes to the Ipad if I get one.
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I have all my CD collection stored on PC and use iTunes because I have a classic iPod which has a capacity of 120Gb. I bought iPad with 16Gb because I wanted to read ebooks rather than listen to music with it. Not thinking I connected the iPad up to the computer and before I knew where I was it had put my music on and filled it up(not all the music either).
I had to set up another iTunes account to be able to put just what I wanted on the iPad and still keep ALL my music on the iPod.
It's easy to do just takes a bit of getting used to.
I guess what I'm saying is have a close look at the amount of space your music collection takes before buying and iPad as the biggest size is only 64Gb

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Re: can you connect an Ipad to a windows PC?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 04 July 12 08:27 BST (UK) »
Jo, there is a setting in iTunes that allows you to NOT auto sync when a device is connected. Then you just select what you want to go onto your device.

I do this with my iPod, iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.  My iPad is 64gb and the iPhone is only 8gb.

You don't need two accounts.

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Re: can you connect an Ipad to a windows PC?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 04 July 12 08:36 BST (UK) »
Jo, there is a setting in iTunes that allows you to NOT auto sync when a device is connected. Then you just select what you want to go onto your device.

I do this with my iPod, iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.  My iPad is 64gb and the iPhone is only 8gb.

You don't need two accounts.

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Thanks Jamjar,
 i discovered i could do that after I'd set up a separate account [should have read the manual before connecting everything], so seemed easier to continue with two itunes libraries. Works for me as i don't bother with music on my iPad :D
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Re: can you connect an Ipad to a windows PC?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 04 July 12 08:41 BST (UK) »
Alot is trial and error and we all make mistakes...

you can have itunes using your apple id, on up to 5 devices (ie home pc, laptop, work pc etc)  
I made a mistake of logging into itunes with my new iphone on my husbands laptop and it synched his contacts list from the pc ::)  I then had to manually remove the lot from my phone and the stupid thing is, it didn't do it to his phone and all his contacts had to be manually added!!!  >:(

yep... you are not going to know all the things to do, like anything new its a matter of learning and playing as you go along - don't forget to read the instructions before clicking!
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Re: can you connect an Ipad to a windows PC?
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 04 July 12 08:46 BST (UK) »
luckily my music and videos are on an external hard drive which wasn't connected to the PC at the time so didn't sync to the itunes library.

Another way of not syncing, is to make sure sure your music and videos is in another folder other than the default music and videos folder in your user profile
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