Help, I have two Itunes accounts, and one ipod.

I downloaded Itunes on a friends computer and purchased a bunch if songs. When I tried to get my tunes onto my laptop, the message came up "the owners I-pod is linked to another itunes library. Do you want to change it (or something like that)?" The problem is that i've bought all of these songs but they don't show up when I hook the ipod up to my laptop. I even deleted the Itunes and ipod from my friends computer. I still cannot put the songs into my library without erasing them. How can I get my songs back onto my my laptop without having to purchase them again?
Ipod nano   Windows 2000  

You need to switch your iPod to manual update so you can safely connect it without having your existing library erased. When you connect your iPod you will get a message that your iPod is linked to a different library and asking if you want to link to this one and replace all your songs etc, press *No*. Pressing "Yes" will irretrievably remove all songs from your iPod. Your iPod should appear in the iTunes source list from where you can change the update setting to manual.
You can use a keyboard command to prevent your iPod auto-syncing with iTunes. While connecting the iPod to the computer on Windows hold down the Shift + Ctrl keys (on a Mac hold down the Option and Command (⌥ and ⌘) keys). This will stop the iPod from auto-syncing with iTunes and the iPod will appear in the source list. Wait until you are sure the iPod has mounted, and that it will not auto sync and then you can let the keys go. This may take between 20 to 30 seconds depending on your computer. Then go to Preferences>iPod and check the "Manually manage songs and playlists" box: Managing Your Songs Manually
There is a manual method of accessing the iPod's hard drive on Windows posted in this thread: MacMuse - iPod to iTunes
There are also a number of third party utilities that you can use to retrieve the files from your iPod, this is just a selection. Have a look at the web pages and documentation for these, they are generally quite straightforward.
iPod Access Mac and Windows Versions
YamiPod Mac and Windows Versions
PodUtil Mac and Windows Versions
iPodCopy Mac and Windows Versions
PodPlayer Windows Only
PodPlus Windows Only
Also, you will need to authorise your laptop to play your purchased tracks: About iTunes Music Store Authorisation and Deauthorisation

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