2G 1.0.1 Update - Take forever?

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jough

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Hey kids,

My new 2G nano arrived with the 1.0 firmware installed. iTunes 7 prompted me to update, and then downloaded a 20mb file and ran it, no problem.

Now it has a modal window titled "iPod" and it's been "Updating 'iPod'" now for about a half an hour.

Is this normal? I'm running iTunes 7.0 on Windows XP/SP2.

How long did it take to update your 2G nano?
 

jough

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Okay, well, the update or restore never actually finished - it just hung in the middle of updating.

I found a post on the apple.com forum that mentioned that a lot of update errors happened in Windows with the new nanos, and they recommended re-formating the nano in Windows to FAT32 (mine already came formatted to fat32, but whatever) - that seems to have worked.

Not only did the update take about a minute, but transferring data to the 2G nano was only slightly slower than the 1G - certainly not anywhere near half the speed, as was reported.

I'm very pleased. 4+Gb of my old nano playlists transferred in just over six minutes.

Now I'm going to try filling this puppy up!
 
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