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Ipod nano 4gb

I recently bought an ipod nano 4gb and already had itunes installed for my ipod shuffle. when I connected the ipod nano it was not recognised in itunes so I downloaded the 7.5 version. However, it still does not recognise it and is saying "the software required for communicating with the IPOD is not installed correctly. Please reinstall itunes"
I have lost the cd that came with the ipod nano but on the internet it says I just need to install the latest version of itunes and it will find it? I don't want to lost all my music by removing itunes 1st?

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Re: ipod nano 4gb

If you install the itunes version 7.5 that you downloaded, you wont lose your music library. It is a separate file from the programs installation files. You don't need to uninstall the previous version, the new one will install on top of it.

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