Getting a new iPod is exciting. While most iPod models work at least a little bit when you take them out of the box, to get the most out of them, you need to set up your iPod. Luckily, it's an easy process. Here's what you need to do.
To configure your iPod for the first time, update its settings as you use it, and add content to it, you need iTunes. Begin setting up your iPod by installing iTunes. It's a free download from Apple's website.
Instructions on installing iTunes:
Once iTunes is installed, connect your iPod to your computer. Do this by connecting the included USB cable to a USB port on your computer and the dock connector end of the cable to your iPod.
If you haven't already launched iTunes, it will launch when you do this. You'll be asked to fill out a form to register your iPod. Do so and click submit.