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TS2972 How do I deauthorize computers that I no longer have?

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How do I deauthorize computers that I no longer have access to?  It's been a long time since I first started using iTunes and didn't think to deauthorize a computer when we took it out of service, or it crashed and then we couldn't take it out of service if we wanted to. So, now that I have a new MacBook, I want to authorize it with my iTunes account and the only option to deuthorize a computer is "deauthorize all" - or deauthoize from the actual computer (which I no longer have due to it crashing, etc..)

 

So, part two of my question -- if I have to choose "deauthorize all" will it affect anything in my current libraries?  I'm hoping I can just "deauthorize all" and then go to the specific computers I have now and reauthorize without losing any music, etc.  Is that a correct assumption?

 

Thanks!

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,065 points)

    AAandA wrote:

     

    How do I deauthorize computers that I no longer have access to? ...

     

    If you no longer have, or access to, the computer(s) you want to deauthorise,

     

    Log in to iTunes,  go to "view your account info" on the itunes store, deauthorise all five, (Please Note: this can only be done Once every 12 months)  and then re-authorize your current Computer(s) one at a time.

     

     

    Authorise / Deauthorise About

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1420

     

     

    AAandA wrote:

     

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    So, part two of my question -- if I have to choose "deauthorize all" will it affect anything in my current libraries? ...

     

    No.

     

    But it it is Prudent that you create and maintain a Backup of iTunes.

     

    Details Here  >  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751

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