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IPod Problem - Windows 98 vs. 2000 or XP

by robstu23 / March 11, 2004 3:58 AM PST

Recently purchased an IPod without realizing that it cannot run on Windows 98 OS which is what my home PC runs. I've asked a number of people what my options are and I've either been told to create a dual boot situation or do an upgrade to XP which would force me to back up alot of files, etc.

Has anyone else faced this problem and been able to come up with a better idea. A coworker of mine has mentioned some software download that might be able to bridge the gap and allow the IPod to run on Windows 98, but I haven't seen it yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re:IPod Problem - It's really an iTunes issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2004 5:05 AM PST

Look at the requirements.

Why go there?

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Re:IPod Problem - Windows 98 vs. 2000 or XP
by OrangeFizzleBizz / March 23, 2004 7:09 AM PST

I recently purchased an iPod also, but already had XP. I may be wrong, but i think musicmatch jukebox is compatable with the iPod, and will work on most windows operating systems. If not, get XP, it's so worth it. It upgraded to XP, and am really happy with it. With the upgrade, XP kept all previous files on the computer, so nothing had to be deleted or anything

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I can help
by garrettnb / January 21, 2005 2:53 PM PST

I had the same problem. But after some searching i found a site thats tells you how to fix your problem.
it even has a driver.

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