Did some digging, but did not find the answer I was hoping for, so I hope that the brilliant minds over here can come up with some nice practical and simple solutions.
I got myself a new PC (see for details here) and installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
All in all it is running smoothly, but a few problems exist.
When I connect my iPod Classic (last gen, 160GB) to my PC, using iTunes 9 (latest version), iTunes pretty much freezes and synchronizing is very slow (1 GB in over an hour) and freezes all of a sudden. Windows Exporer has troubles connecting to iPod as well.
Having read some other forums on this matter, one suggestion is adding a PCI card with USB connections or changing BIOS setting c-step (?). I couldn't find the latter and I am hoping I can avoid the former.
Anyone have any good suggestions that are quick, simple (even I have to understand it ) and do not cost me extra?
I installed latest version of EAC (0.99 pre beta 5 I believe) with a recent version of LAME encoder. EAC loads fine, connects to freedb to load CD information, but when I want to rip the CD it crashes when the window pops up on where to store the files. This problem also exists when trying to look for WAV files. So basically the problem arises at the moment EAC opens the window to search a location on my computer.
Many thanks in advance for your help. If there is any additional info you need, please let me know.