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Old February 6 2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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quick iPad question

Hi

I have a first generation iPad.

The computer that it is connected to via iTunes was recently infected with a virus.

My computer guy may be able to save the music files. He may be able to install a new OS on that computer.

However, I'm not sure how this would help me in terms of syncing my iPad again. I don't want to lose everything that's on my iPad now simply because Apple is stingy about such things.

Thanks!
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Old February 6 2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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Re: quick iPad question

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Hi

I have a first generation iPad.

The computer that it is connected to via iTunes was recently infected with a virus.

My computer guy may be able to save the music files. He may be able to install a new OS on that computer.

However, I'm not sure how this would help me in terms of syncing my iPad again. I don't want to lose everything that's on my iPad now simply because Apple is stingy about such things.

Thanks!
You should be able to re-download everything as long as you have your account information. Me and my wife have had the same account for several years through multiple computers.
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Old February 6 2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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Re: quick iPad question

my question is.. not every song was, uh, purchased through iTunes..
does that matter?
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Old February 6 2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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Re: quick iPad question

Yes.
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Old February 6 2013, 07:33 PM   #5
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Re: quick iPad question

Are the music files currently on your iPad at all?
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Old February 6 2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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Re: quick iPad question

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Are the music files currently on your iPad at all?
yes

But I have a feeling that if I sync it with another computer even with my own iTunes account, I'll lose any songs I didn't buy from iTunes, which is almost all of them
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Old February 6 2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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That has never been a problem for me. I have plenty of songs on iTunes that I acquired elsewhere.
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