1906 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2007 5:33 AM by michaonthebeach
Supposing both machines are in the same network, just share a folder on your Windows XP machine containing your iTunes Music Library. Connect to your Windows machine using SMB and copy the music over to your new Mac. After that, drag and drop the music into iTunes, and your Music will get imported.
There are several other ways to move music (including making a backup CD from within iTunes), but this should be the fastest way.
See here for more information on networking with a Windows PC:
Syncing your music "down" from your iPhone on your new Mac is not possible without hacks for your iPhone.
Welcome to the forums.
I'm going to offer you one more thought -- you do have a backup of your music, correct? Because you absolutely need one on writable media, no matter how many other hard drives (including the iPhone) it's stored on. Otherwise you will lose it -- not a question of if, but when.
So if you have a backup, just use that backup to copy to the new computer. Otherwise, this would be an excellent time to make that backup (and you will thank me sometime down the road, I promise you).
In addition to the suggestions already presented, your iPhone has built in support for transferring your purchased music to another computer authorized on your account. This has been available with iPod's as well since iTunes 7 was released.
To do this first, go to the Store menu in iTunes, and choose "Authorize Computer"
Then connect the iPhone, and go to the File menu -> Transfer purchases from "iPhone's name."
This is covered in this article:
Hope this helps,