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60 Chapter 6 Tips and Troubleshooting
Â One of the following operating systems: Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, Windows 2000
with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2
Â iTunes 6.0.2 or later (iTunes is included on the iPod CD)
Â QuickTime 7.0.4
Â iPod software (included on the iPod CD)
If your Windows PC doesn’t have a high-power USB port, you can purchase and install a
USB 2.0 card. For more information on cables and compatible USB cards, go to
Note: You can connect iPod to a FireWire port (IEEE1394) for charging but not for
transferring music and other audio files.
In addition, on the Macintosh, iPhoto 4.0.3 or later is recommended for downloading
photos and albums to iPod. This software is optional. iPhoto might already be installed
on your Mac. Check the Applications folder. If you have iPhoto 4 you can update it by
choosing Apple () > Software Update.
On a Windows PC, iPod can import photo collections automatically from Adobe
Photoshop Album 2.0 or later, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later, available at
www.adobe.com. This software is optional.
On both Macintosh and Windows PC, iPod can import digital photos from folders on
your computer’s hard disk, and directly from most digital cameras (using the optional
iPod Camera Connector).
If you want to use your iPod with a Mac and a Windows PC
If you are using your iPod with a Mac and you want to use it with a Windows PC (or
vice versa), you must restore the iPod software for use with the other computer using
iPod Updater (see “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” below). Restoring the iPod
software erases all data from iPod, including all songs.
High-power USB 2.0 port
6-pin FireWire 400 port