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Transfer Itunes without disks

I think a lot of you guys will be able to relate to this. I just got a brand new HP laptop (Running Windows Vista), I want to transfer my playlists and other stuff to the new laptop. Without the hassle of copying everything to a CD. The old computer is a Compaq running Windows XP. I also have a Iphone 4 gb, and a ipod video 30 gb. If possible I would like to find a third party downloadable app that would allow me to go from iphone to new laptop without erasing any of my iphone data (its jailbroken i dont want to do it again). If this isnt possible maybe there's a way to go from ipod to my new laptop. Please let me know. I know theres tons of stuff out there, anything thats pretty reliable and free would be good... Thanks so much in advance.

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You can put your files on a flash drive (go to the folder where files are stored on the ole, copy just playlist and mp3/4 files ..do not copy itunes itself from old laptop).....depending how much you wish to copy (it might be a little time comsuming......your ipods are just fine as long as they are not sync(you just have to download the latest version...to be sure they are recognized on the new....as for software off the ole...some will be easy to copy i recomend just download the software, youi will not have worry about the regs/ and all the other lil things to make them work proper.......hope this work out for you....feel free to rate

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Laptop & iPod by using you iPod like a removable
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  4. Drag the iTunes folder to the iPod. This can take a while if you have a lot of songs.
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  • When the copy completes open iTunes.
  • Click on the iPod in the Source pane
  • Click the Eject button in the lower right corner of the iTunes window.
  • Disconnect the iPod from the computer when the "Do not disconnect" message no longer appears on the iPod screen.
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  • Open iTunes
    There you go. All your music, playlists, and other information like play counts and ratings have all been moved from your old computer to your new one.
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