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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 7 or later (iTunes can be downloaded from www.apple.com/ipod/start.)
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 (IEEE1394) port for charging, but not for
transferring music and other audio and video files.
On the Macintosh, iPhoto 4.0.3 or later is recommended for loading 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 () >
On a Windows PC, iPod can load 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 load digital photos from folders on your
computer’s hard disk, and import directly from most digital cameras (using the optional
iPod Camera Connector).
If you want to use iPod with a Mac and a Windows PC
If you are using iPod with a Mac and you want to use it with a Windows PC, you must
restore the iPod software for use with the PC using iPod Updater (see “Updating and
Restoring iPod Software” below). Restoring the iPod software erases all data from iPod,
including all songs.
You cannot switch from using iPod with a Mac to using it with a Windows PC without
erasing all data on iPod.
High-power USB 2.0 port
6-pin FireWire 400 port