1. Bosox20's Avatar
    hello,
    Apparently you cant authorize more than 5 computers on 1 account? i have a new computer and it wont let me authorize because I am at the 5 limit.. what can I do? i don't have the old computers to de-authorize them (never even occured to me)

    Can you create a new itunes account and transfer my library over, will that work?
    08-22-2011 09:28 AM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    No Problem, Open iTunes click on iTunes store, then to the right click on Account (It's the fifth item down) Then enter your password. You will then see your account information .. Below your payment info is a button that say's Deauthorize All. Click that button and you should be all set. You will have to reauthorize the computers that you currently use. Hope this helps!
    08-22-2011 09:54 AM
  3. CG68's Avatar
    Follow the steps on this link. This should take care of your authorizations:

    Resetting iTunes Computer Authorizations
    08-22-2011 09:56 AM
  4. CG68's Avatar
    No Problem, Open iTunes click on iTunes store, then to the right click on Account (It's the fifth item down) Then enter your password. You will then see your account information .. Below your payment info is a button that say's Deauthorize All. Click that button and you should be all set. You will have to reauthorize the computers that you currently use. Hope this helps!
    You beat me to it.
    08-22-2011 09:58 AM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    Apple only allows you to deauthorize all once every 12 months... but if you run into the problem you can contact Apple (through the iTunes support page) and they will deauthorize all computers for you. I had to go through them once after a couple of hardware failures/system restores...

    So, if the link is NOT there, you need to contact Apple for assistance, but they will work it out for you.
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    08-22-2011 10:25 AM
  6. Bosox20's Avatar
    Awesome!!! Thanks everyone.. Really apprecite it..
    08-22-2011 10:29 AM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Apple only allows you to deauthorize all once every 12 months... but if you run into the problem you can contact Apple (through the iTunes support page) and they will deauthorize all computers for you. I had to go through them once after a couple of hardware failures/system restores...

    So, if the link is NOT there, you need to contact Apple for assistance, but they will work it out for you.
    Hey, thanks for posting this. Maybe Apple will be able to deauthorize an old Dell computer that I no long have. I still have 3 computers left, but it would be nice if they could remove the first one for me.


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    08-22-2011 11:46 AM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    Hey, thanks for posting this. Maybe Apple will be able to deauthorize an old Dell computer that I no long have. I still have 3 computers left, but it would be nice if they could remove the first one for me.


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    If you contact them you can ask. But I believe the "deauthorize all" is a just in time fix to reset the 5-computer limit. If you aren't at the 5 computer limit, they may not do it... and I don't think that it's selective - it's all or nothing... though it's simple enough to reauthorize the appropriate computers afterwards.

    My motto: it never hurts to ask.
    Last edited by Fausty82; 08-22-2011 at 06:51 PM.
    08-22-2011 11:49 AM
  9. Bias X's Avatar
    My motto: it never hurts to ask.
    Should be everyones motto.
    08-22-2011 06:40 PM
  10. Bosox20's Avatar
    Update: I did it and its working perfectly. damn, such a simple thing but i had no idea until I found this forum.. thank you all!!
    08-22-2011 07:15 PM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    Update: I did it and its working perfectly. damn, such a simple thing but i had no idea until I found this forum.. thank you all!!
    That's what we're here for
    08-22-2011 07:19 PM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    If you contact them you can ask. But I believe the "deauthorize all" is a just in time fix to reset the 5-computer limit. If you aren't at the 5 computer limit, they may not do it... and I don't think that it's selective - it's all or nothing... though it's simple enough to reauthorize the appropriate computers afterwards.

    My motto: it never hurts to ask.
    I called Apple when I got home from work, and like you said the rep who I spoke to said he couldn't do it for me. He just said not to worry since I only upgrade my computer every 6 to seven years. Thanks again for the tip, though. Good to know for the future.


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    08-22-2011 07:30 PM
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