De-authorizing computers (iTunes Music Store)

Kirk McElhearn

Q: I used to live on a college campus and authorized 5 computers so they could listen to some of my music. Now I have moved away and I want to de-authorize those computers so that I can choose 5 new ones.

How does one do this?

– Christian

A: You will have to go back to the campus and find each of the computers, then manually de-authorize them – or have someone else do this for you. You can try contacting the iTunes Music Store customer support and see if they’ll reset your account, if you cannot do this manually.

Kirk McElhearn is the author of several books including iPod & iTunes Garage. His blog, Kirkville features articles about the iPod, iTunes, Mac OS X and much more.