Deauthorization query

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stevken, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. stevken macrumors member

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    Once again I have wiped my laptop without deauthorizing. Can anyone tell me if I rebuild it, will iTunes recognised it as being authorized? If it will I can deathorize it then.

    What does iTunes look for? Is it PC Name, Mac Address or something else?
     
  2. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    how many computers have you authorized under your account?

    the max is 5 but its possible to use up the 5 slots with the same computer if you forget to deauthorize the machine before formatting.

    if you had less than 5 machines authorized it wont be a problem for you. you can just click authorize under the itunes store settings with your new install.

    if you reach the 5 authorization limit you can reset ALL computers authorization. you will have to re-authorize the computers you are still using. keep in mind you can only force deauthorize all computers once a year. you can contact itunes support if you need to do it more than once a year.

    i tunes uses your apple login to track authorization and purchases.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How do you reset ALL computers authorization thru itunes.
    Over the years I have formated my computer a few times and I used up 3 slots so far for the same machine.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Log into iTunes in top menu click deauthorise all
     
  5. stevken thread starter macrumors member

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    I deauthorized all last month. I have 3 laptops in the household. I was selling one and replacing it whch is the one I rebuild. I need that one taken out of the equation.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  7. stevken thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks folks...installed itunes on the old laptop and deauthorised.

    All the best
     

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