Upload MP3s to IPOD Nano from Laptop?

I dont have an IPOD....how do I upload an MP3 from my Vista laptop to the IPOD Nano?  I need the FOR DUMMIES version...each step no matter how terribly basic :)  (i.s. step one:  plug in the nano to the laptop...etc.)

Thank you!!

(p.s.  all the MP3's are homemade and are not under any kind of digital rights licensing)
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You need to install iTunes.
Download itunes
Install it, follow the instructions
From iTunes menu> Files>Add folder and chose the folder with your MP3, with the IPod connected, from the left pane in iTunes select the IPod and syncronize
arthurh88Author Commented:
hi there...ok...I have itunes installed.  On the last step...I dont see "Ipod" in the left pane.  here is a screenshot of my itunes.  How do I get the Ipod to show up in the left pane?

Your IPod should be connected to appear on the screen, if it's connected and deosn't appear there's a problem with the connection

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