Upgrading Hard Drive on MBP iTunes Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by giftsandcurses, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. giftsandcurses macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a 500GB 7200 rpm Hitachi hard drive to replace a 500GB 5400 rpm Western Digital hard drive in my 2008 unibody Macbook Pro. I will be using CCC to clone my drive to an external so I can swap it back over to the new drive. I have done this a couple times before with no problems whatsoever.

    But first, I had a question about my iTunes authorization. I have read in some other forums about having to de-authorize iTunes on that hard drive before swapping over. Do I need to do something like this before swapping over mine? I have the most up-to-date software for both Snow Leopard and iTunes, but my account says that my account is already authorized on 4 machines and I thought the cutoff was 5. Any information you could offer before I get started would be a great help. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    If you're cloning to another drive and using that drive in the same computer, iTunes won't know the difference.
     
  3. giftsandcurses thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply. That's what I figured would be the case, just thought I'd ask before I started. Thanks!
     

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