I had a MacBook and an iPod 7th generation device. But, recently I moved over to a Windows 7 PC. After that I have downloaded iTunes on my Windows 7 PC and then connected my iPod to it. It asks me to format the device. As I was using the MacBook before, I felt reasonable and did the formatting. It went fine without any errors. However, from that point of time my iPod touch is not working at all. It is not even allowing me to switch between interfaces. Any kind of help is very much appreciated.
It seems what you did is wrong. It is true that you can only use your iPod on the computer where it was paired to like when you are using your iPod on a Mac, you cannot use it on another computer with a different operating system like Microsoft Windows. It also has to be a Mac.
But since you’ve transferred to a Windows PC, your iPod has to be formatted for use on a Windows computer. But when formatting the iPod, it is not Microsoft Windows that will do the formatting. It should be iTunes who will format the iPod. Because of what you did to your iPod, it will stop working because you formatted it incorrectly.
To fix the problem, you simply need to restore your iPod using iTunes. To do this, first, download Revo Uninstaller Freeware 2.0.0. Follow the instructions to download and unpack and then install it. Once installed, start Revo Uninstaller, select iTunes from the list, and then click “Uninstall”. Follow the instructions for a complete removal. After uninstalling, restart your computer then download and install CCleaner.
Once installed, start CCleaner and clean your system. After this, download and install the latest iTunes. Once installed, launch iTunes then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB cable. In iTunes, select “Summary” on the left pane then click “Restore”.
Just follow the instructions to complete the restoration. This will format your iPod for use on Windows. After this, your iPod should work normally again on Microsoft Windows. When it is finished, just name your device and add music. And that’s it.