Authorization issue with iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mac3687, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. mac3687 macrumors member

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    I recently figured out how to play music on my desktop PC from the iTunes library on my MacBook. However, the songs I purchased in the iTunse Music Store won't play, because I needed to authorize mt desktop to play them. In trying to do so, I was told that five computers are already authorized. I have no idea which computers they are, as I only use my laptop and desktop. How can I deauthorize the other ones? I don't even know where to begin looking...
     
  2. LizKat macrumors 68030

    LizKat

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    Once a year you can ask apple to reset all your authorizations.

    You can lose them by not de-authorizing prior to a software update (the OS, or itunes, or Quicktime, whatever).

    It's good to have a routine for updates where you de-auth prior, re-auth afterwards. then you don't lose an auth on that machine. do it for each machine, you should be fine.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    I've never had any problems like that. Seems like a hassle to deauthorize just to do an update. I have found though that doing a reinstall doesn't deauthorize a machine, though you can deauthorize after the reinstall. I ran into that when I did a fresh install of my iBook before I sold it.

    But yes, like you said, Apple can deauthorize all of the accounts once a year.
     

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