Wiped hard drive before deactivating software by mistake

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sossity, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I accidentally wiped a hard drive clean and reinstalled the osx on it before deactivating some of my software, and now fear I may have used up the allowed 2 computer install limit of it.

    Is there a way I can fix this?

    I know I goofed here, I do have a time machine backup of it with all my other apps I made before wiping the hard drive. I thought,

    if I used the migration assistant to install all my apps and documents again, and them go in and deactivate the software,

    and then do a rewipe of the hard drive and reinstall of the osx again on the hard drive would fix this?
  2. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    It all depends on the software, though contacting the vendor should fix it
  4. strayts macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2011
    Is it Adobe CC you're talking about? There's a 'log out of all' function if it detects more than 2 computers trying to use the same license.
  5. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    yes, the apps were; adobe cs6 design suite, expression media, media pro, and itunes

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