Deauthorizing computer necessary if use Time Machine to reinstall data?

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  1. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all,

    I'm about to upgrade my iMac G5 with a larger hard drive and once I get the new drive in I will use Time Machine to reinstall all my data.

    Is it necessary to deauthorize my computer in iTunes if I do this? Or will the computer be the same machine, as far as iTunes is concerned?

    Thanks in advance!

    P.S. Where's the best place to buy a new hard drive?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes. Always deauthorize when you change hardware.
     
  3. hikeNM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks mucho
     
  4. Labaguette macrumors regular

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    Answer is no if you do a complete restore. it says you gotta authorize, but when you do so it says ' computer already activated.' voilà, no new activation.
    Did this when migrating from 500GB HD to 1TB and from 1TB to SSD without any issues.

    Regards, Baguette
     
  5. hikeNM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm. Interesting. Thanks!
     

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