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So now it's time to download music from iTunes, and load it on to your non-Apple, non-iPod device. This article explains how, step-by-step, with screenshots for illustrations. Hit 'Continue' to read on.
First, rather obviously, download the iTunes application. Once installed, register an account and hit up the iTunes Store section.
At the moment, 80 per cent of the store is DRM-free, so the occasional album will still contain DRM. To make sure you're buying in the iTunes Plus format, ensure there's a little plus symbol next to each song or album, or, on an individual album page, look for the words 'iTunes Plus' above the 'Buy Album' button.
With your iTunes Plus album downloaded, you need to find the files on your computer. There are two ways. One way is to right-click on one of the songs or albums in your iTunes library and select the 'Show in Windows Explorer' option.
Another way is to simply click Edit from the iTunes menu, then select Preferences. In the options box choose the Advanced tab, and look at the 'iTunes Music folder location' box. This is the folder on your hard drive that iTunes saves your downloads inside. Navigate to it through My Computer, and remember it for future use. Or change it to a folder somewhere else on your computer.
Once you've found the folder iTunes saves its downloads to, it's simply a case of copying the files (or the entire folder) into your device's memory. Either drag and drop the files through Windows Explorer or, if your player's software supports AAC, copy them into that and manage the files as you would an MP3.
And that's it! iTunes Plus downloads on your device.
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