Deauthorize Itunes On Old Computer
If you have reached your five computer quota with iTunes, you might want to learn about how to deauthorize iTunes on an old computer. When you buy music or any other type of media (such as television shows or movies) from iTunes, you are allowed to access that media on five different computers. This is done to because of copyright laws. Deauthorizing iTunes on one computer will allow you to play your purchased media on another computer if you have already used up your five computer limit.
In order to deauthorize iTunes on an old computer, you will need:
- Access to an Internet connection
- The latest version of iTunes installed on your old computer
- An Apple ID and Password
- Open iTunes. The first step to deauthorizing iTunes is to open it on your old computer. If you do not have the latest version of iTunes on your old computer, you can download it for free. You must be connected to the Internet to access the iTunes store and to download or update iTunes.
- Go to the iTunes store. On the toolbar menu, you will see a Store tab in the upper left corner of iTunes. After clicking on the Store tab select, "deauthorize this computer." This option is toward the bottom of the list.
- Sign in to your iTunes account. After selecting the "deauthorize" option, you will be prompted to enter your Apple ID and password. If you do not have an apple ID or you cannot remember it, you can use your AOL account info instead. After signing in, you will be propted to confirm that you understand that the media purchased from iTunes will no longer play on your computer. Select "deauthorize" to deauthorize your computer.