I have just returned from a trip to New York and picked up a 6GB ipod mini as I had heard so many good things about them. I've just connected it to my SONY Vaio laptop - had to buy a separate USB 2.0 hub in order to connect up the ipod for charging and transfer of music and already I have fallen at the first hurdle. I tried to install the i-tunes software and everything seemed to be going OK (I filled in serial number and my personal details) until I got the following message: Error 1905.module C:/Programme Files/ipod/ipod updater/2005-02-07/ipod updaterExt.dll failed to register. HRESULT - 2147220472. Contact your suppport personnel. My operating system is WINDOWS ME - shouldn't that be OK? Do I really have to purchase a completely new laptop in order to get the ipod itunes software to work? What an absolute nightmare - $249 down the drain.