in case you bypass to the apple icon on the better-left corner of your reveal screen, and decide [approximately this Mac], you need to have the potential to establish the version of your OS (this is working equipment for you). for the reason that your iTunes states that the iPod touch can not be study, i'm guessing your Mac must be like, 10.3 or something? if so, replace your OS via clicking the apple icon thingie returned, after which click [application replace]. that would desire to verify for obtainable updates for all your applications, as properly as your working equipment. in spite of this, you could basically purchase Snow Leopard off a Mac save someplace. ;P good success! and save attempting. and don't pay attention to AA's (commercial solutions), they are crap.