What do you know about the iPod's roots?
First of all, the page I referenced previously, http://support.apple.com/kb/SP3 states that the Touch requires iTunes 7.6. So to your question:
in wikipedia ...
there is a compatability chart that list the 1g as being compatible with itunes 7.4. is this true?
No, it is not. (And I still can't find that page)
where can i get itunes 7.4?
No point, since your ipod will not work with it.
Let's put to one side the post from AABBCCDDEEFFGG since what has been said in that post has not been substantiated.
one of the messages said to connect my iphone to a 32 bit computer?
How to Factory Reset iPod Nano 1st Gen- Reset Data
Don't know what that's all about. Let's ignore that for the time being as you say your machine is 64bit.
In you last post, of 18th Dec, you ask:
why doesn't itunes 10 (and my computer) acknowledge my 1g?
it doesn't even charge it.
Well, we don't know yet, but did you do as I suggested in my post on 15th Dec, and have you then checked out the links provided by lllaass? Namely:
have you tried disconnecting and re-connecting the iPod again? This is the simplest thing you can do.
My Touch is sometimes not recognised the first time I plug it in. I unplug it and try again. Sometimes I have to do this two or three times.
B. go to Apple page http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1495 - (iPhone, iPad, or) *iPod touch:* Device not recognized in iTunes for Windows
go to Apple page http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1538 - (iPhone, iPad, or) iPod is not recognized by Windows due to driver installation issues
You should do the above points, A,B & C before assuming that iTunes 10 doesn't work with a 1G Touch because as far as I can see, it should.
Part 2: How to reset iPod Classic, iPod Nano (1st – 5th Generation), iPod Mini
You should also stop believing every negative thing people post on these forums.
I've made a suggestion or two, based on my experience and lllaass has suggested you check out two Apple documents that specifically discuss iTunes not recognising an iPod, the exact problem you are experiencing.
That suggests that the symptom is known about and that Apple probably have a cure for it.
All the non-working links and "compatibilty charts" you've found (but I cannot) should be ignored, along with hearsay, because it's all "Red Herrings".
It _will and is_ mis-leading you.
Dec 18, 2010 3:16 PM