Configuring iTunes on Windows If you haven't installed iTunes on Windows yet, do so now. When prompted, uncheck the options "Keep iTunes Music folder organized" and "Copy files to the iTunes Music folder when adding to the library." If you've already installed iTunes, you can.
To do so, select File, New Smart Playlist. Then, in the Smart Playlist dialog change the value for the first Rule drop-down from Artist to Rating. The second value will change to "Is which is fine.
Do I need a backup before enabling iCloud Music Library? Yes. Yes, yes, yes. iCloud Music Library may give you copies of your songs in the cloud, but it is in no way a backup service.
Click on the Match tab that appears in iTunes, (or go to Account iTunes Match ). Select Subscribe for 24.99 per Year. Enter your Apple ID and password. After your subscription goes through, select Use iCloud Music Library.
Note: This process applies to normal playlists, and not Smart Playlists. I'll look at the latter in just a bit as well. To export a playlist, select it in the Playlists list, right-click, and select Export Song List (or, choose Export from the File menu).
But for now, it's important to make sure they're both unchecked. Copy the iTunes content to the PC and import it. Now, open the Music folder and navigate inside of iTunes, iTune).
To deauthorize your Audible account, select Deauthorize Audible Account from the Advanced menu. In the Deauthorize Audible Account dialog that appear, provide your Audible user name and password. Copy everything to a USB hard drive.
For most Mac users, this won't be a huge issue, because the Mac version of iTunes places all content there by default. This is one of the big differences between the Mac and Windows versions of iTunes; during install on Windows, iTunes actually asks you.
The simplest and most cost effective, of course, is to simply continue using iTunes and the iPod (and other related products, like Apple TV) with Windows. This is probably the approach most people will want, I'd imagine.