1. Prior planning
2. WIndows cannot read from, or write to, a Mac formatted disk
3. Time Machine is a piece of Mac software so it is unlikely that you will get Windows to recognize anything on the disk, even if you get it to read the disk. (There is software that will enable Windows to read the disk)
Find someone with a Mac that they don't want, connect the external drive to it and attempt to restore from the Time Machine backup.
Then connect the mac to your home network and copy the tracks over to the PC.
Long story short:
I listed my Macbook Pro for sale, and the darn thing sold so quickly (first day) that apparently I did not have time to consider the proper way to transfer my iTunes library, so here is where I stand.
I have a complete back up of my Macbook Pro (using Time Machine) on an external WD MyBook 1 TB drive. Unfortunately, when I connect that drive to my new Windows 7 PC (I switched back, don't ask why that is a longer story), it recognizes the drive, but not any of the content on said drive.
I am pretty much a novice on software, and more so on PC since this is my first one in about 10 years.
Any help anyone could provide would be greatly apreciated. Also, I apologize if this has been addressed previously, I plan on looking in greater detail this evening (when not at work).....
Thanks in advance. I am questioning the transition already, and my inability to recover my music, etc. is not helping matters....