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How to deathorize all iTunes-authorized machines
Authored by: Dephex Twin on Jun 28, '05 01:12:29PM

This is a great tip. I have just two computers but all 5 authorizations are used up. Why? Because, on my old iBook, I kept having to have the logic board replaced. Only the very last time it was replaced, the guy at the Apple Store told me to deauthorize my computer because a new logic board was equivalent to a new computer. It's great to be able to fix this.

One strange thing though, after I deauthorized all computers, the computer I'm using appears to still be authorized. In my iTMS settings it now says "0" are authorized, but I am playing purchased music as I type this. Anybody else have the same experience?

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How to deathorize all iTunes-authorized machines
Authored by: Tablespork on Jun 28, '05 06:32:59PM

iTunes doesn't check for authorization every time you play a song, only when it needs a new key. This is why they don't tell everybody about this "feature", or whatever you want to call it. People could theoretically put all their music on 5 computers, deauthorize them all, then put them all on another 5 computers, etc.

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Just give it a little time.
Authored by: hobbster on Jun 28, '05 09:25:00PM

You'll have to re-authorize in a few days. At least that's what happened for me.

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