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what about partitions?
Authored by: Hal Itosis on Jun 28, '05 01:02:47PM

Hope I'm not wandering too far afield here, but does anyone know what the "policy" on partitions is? Say I have a Tiger / iTunes 4.9 partition, and a Panther / iTunes 4.7 partition. The Tiger volume is the 'main' OS, and is already authorized. Booting into the Panther volume and attempting to play an iTMS protected purchase is prevented by the "This computer is not authorized" dialog. (Keep in mind... physically, it's the same PowerBook).

So what's the deal? If I authorize the Panther volume, will that **permanently** count as 2 machines? Or will the iTMS eventually see that it's the same (hardware) serial number... and --after some time-- drop it back to count as only one?

I know, I know... I should just try it out, and then tell you folks. :-)
I just wondered if anyone already knows the answer from experience.


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what about partitions?
Authored by: smanzo on Jun 28, '05 04:43:19PM

Each OS install counts as a machine. The hardware may be the same, but whatever _total_ hash iTMS is using will be different between the two.

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what about partitions?
Authored by: gcole on Jun 28, '05 11:50:27PM
Each OS install counts as a machine.
I believe this is incorrect. I had to create a separate partition for the Tiger install (3rd party VPN took forever to get to Tiger), but my iTMS machine count stayed at one; purchased songs play fine under both OSes.

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