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I have an old 8GB iPod nano (2nd gen, I think). When I plug it into iTunes, one of the things on the status page is "Format: Macintosh".

I no longer use this iPod, so I'm thinking of giving it to my parents, but I don't think they have a Mac.

Will this iPod be able to work with a Windows PC?

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No, but if you connect it to a Windows machine and restore the iPod using iTunes, it will reformat it to work with Windows. If you want to learn a bit more, read this Apple support article:

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The answer is Yes : It will work with a PC. You just have to format it on that platform.

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