Upgrading Hard Drive, need advice for my iTunes Library

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by WinningDays93, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. WinningDays93 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2008
    I'm new here, so I guess I'll start off by saying hi to everyone! But anyway, I recently ordered a 320GB hard drive to put into my macbook, and after I install it I plan on doing a clean install of Leopard and moving over my data from my Time Machine Drive. Before I do though, will I have to deauthorize my computer in iTunes, or will it treat the new hard drive as the same computer?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Not sure I understand you, but I think your concern is the authorization of iTunes. If you fresh install Leopard, it will treat it as a new drive, therefor you need to authorize the computer again. Then again I'm not sure, since I fresh installed Leopard, forgot to de authorize, and when I re authorized, it still said 2 machines out of 5 total. I had two authorized before install... so I'm not really sure.
  3. Wardotron macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I would deauthorise iTunes on your current HD before installing the new one, just in case.

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