View Full Version : Deauthorize a computer when the os was reinstalled?

Apr 2, 2006, 10:30 PM
I just bought a 20" iMac... so I reinstalled everything on my eMac so my parents could use it (including tiger). I messed up... forgot to deauthorize the computer. Is there a way to still do it? iTunes counts it as a computer still. Should it still show up as being authorize?

Apr 2, 2006, 11:19 PM
In short, no, there's no way for you to do it...if you get ahold of Apple and request them to deauthorize all your accounts, that could be done, but that's it.

Apr 2, 2006, 11:30 PM
Not totally correct. You can deauthorized all your computers yourself.

How do I deauthorize all of my computers?
If you have authorized five computers, a button labeled "Deauthorize All" will appear in your Account Information screen. This button will deauthorize all computers associated with your account. You can then reauthorize up to 5 computers. Note: You can only use this feature once a year.

It may be a pain to first authorized 5 computers, but at least it can be done.

Apr 2, 2006, 11:53 PM
Believe it or not... but I was able to deauthorize the computer. I was shocked. I did a clean install of Jaguar to get Quicken back on there (restore cd wasn't working with tiger for some reason) and then did an update of tiger. Kinda strange... I wonder how deeply imbedded that stuff is. Now I just need to get use to this 20" inch widescreen. Are lcds normally this fuzzy?

Apr 2, 2006, 11:56 PM
LCDs shouldn't be fuzzy at all. Should be as sharp as you can imagine. Sounds like you don't have it set to its optimal resolution. Go to System prefs -> Displays and select the highest available resolution. That should sharpen things up!