Question regarding iTunes music usage rights

SB Rider

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 28, 2006
5
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Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Hey all,

Does anyone know if there is a way to "reset" the number of systems authorized to play music from any given iTunes account?

I currently have two computers authorized to play my iTunes music, my pc notebook and my brothers Power Mac. However, according to Apple, there are four authorized out of the available five.

This is because on two separate occasions, I did a fresh reinstall of Windows, forgetting to deauthorize the system first.

So... three of the four systems authorized are the same computer!

Is there anyway to fix this, or am I just screwed? Computer failures are inevitable, and I'd be really pissed if sometime in the future, I am unable to play all the songs I've purchased.

Thanks for any help.:)
 

gauchogolfer

macrumors 603
Jan 28, 2005
5,556
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American Riviera
You can do a 'global' de-authorization on the iTunes Music Store, inside your user account. You'll then need to re-authorize all your computers. Note that this is a once-a-year function.
 

gauchogolfer

macrumors 603
Jan 28, 2005
5,556
5
American Riviera
SB Rider said:
Thanks! This is exactly what I was hoping for. However, I can't seem to find it in my iTunes account. Care to point me in the right direction?
Evidently the 'deauthorize all' button only appears when you actually have registered 5 computers. Do you have access to another you could register to reach the limit? Once you do, under 'account' on the right-hand side of the iTMS should be an option to 'deauthorize all'.

Good luck.