We have just bought a new laptop with the specific aim of using it for music in one form or another. All our music is stored on Theresa's 160gb iPod
classic with nearly 40,000 tracks that we have built up over the years.
Anyone who knows iTunes will also know how precious they are about their stuff and how bloody minded they are when it comes to trying to move stuff from one computer to another. We did it before using Sharepod. The early versions of this - up to 3.9.9 are a free download and it worked wonderfully on our XP computers and then on the Windows 7. But when we tried to use it on our new Windows 8 laptop we had problems.
so I found and uploaded a version 4. This had a proper installation programme and during this, it warned me that I did not have quicktime loaded on the new laptop. I started Sharepod off and it immediately crashed. So, I downloaded and installed quicktime and tried again. This time it worked but it wanted me to buy a license to transfer more than 50 tracks.
So, I figured that since I had installed quicktime, that may fix the problem with the free 3.9.9 version and downloaded it again and it worked!
I am now in the slow process of backing up our iPod onto the new laptop. I'm expecting it to take a few hours so watch this space.
When its finished, I'll post the error code just in case anyone here has a similar problem.
I bought a new Windows 8.1 laptop on Tuesday.
I was using Windows XP (have used dad's Vista and hubby's Windows 7) so the learning curve is huge
iTunes? Glad I don't have iPods or iPhones
It's possible, and not too hard I think that this is probably the best description of how to do it.
All done. Took 5 hours to back up the iPod onto the new computer and then another half an hour for the new iTunes to load them into the library.
In the meantime, I got a reply back from the sharepod support people.
To give them their due, they did provide me with a swift, personal and helpful reply. But remember that the "cure" was simply to download Quicktime:-