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laptop compatible with itunes...

by jo33zy / December 15, 2008 3:49 AM PST

I desparately need to replace my old laptop with all my itunes music on to run my aerobics class. There are hundreds of compaints from people naming Dell, Sony etc that have bought new laptops and found they cannot play/load itunes music/dvd's they have purchased. Does anybody own or can suggest any make for under

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That's DRM
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2008 4:01 AM PST

And not any issue with the names you listed. let's find out how to move iTunes licenses to the next machine?

"Note: While you can use the Transfer Purchases from iPod option under the File menu to copy iTunes Store purchases from the iPod to another computer, you can't transfer songs from other sources from the iPod library to iTunes, so you'll need to follow the steps below to use iPod as a hard disk to transfer music files from one computer to another. This process will require the use of iTunes 7 on all computers. Any computers running iTunes 6 or earlier will need to be updated to follow these steps. Download the latest version of iTunes here. Once you have the files transferred, you'll need to authorize any iTunes Store content. If you won't be using your old computer, you'll want to deauthorize it."

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So there it is, not a machine issue. Just all about DRM.

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Thankyou Bob -
by jo33zy / December 15, 2008 4:37 AM PST
In reply to: That's DRM

Thanks for your help Bob, will take a chance, buy a replacement and follow your advice - I cannot understand why so many people on the 'dell' site have been pushed from itunes to dell and still haven't had their question resolved - it is still on-going each blaming the other-they cannot even download itunes.

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I hope it goes well for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2008 5:16 AM PST
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While I don't encounter this issue I know many wanted it to be easier. I know I wish it was 'easy.'


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