Somehow I managed to use up all of my authorizations for iTunes, and I couldn’t authorize my main PC to transfer my iTunes purchases after reinstalling Windows 7. Since one of the authorizations would have been from my previous OS install I had no way to deauthorize it directly through iTunes. It turns out, when you find yourself in this situation, that the only option is to deauthorize all 5 computers and then manually reauthorize them the next time you need to use them. Why do we even bother authorizing in the first place?
- Launch iTunes
- On the left menu go to iTunes Store
- Click Sign In on the top right and enter your account information
- Again, click the Account button (your e-mail address appears as the button), re-enter your password
- Click View Account
- Click Deauthorize All
Now you can reauthorize your account and finally get around to transferring those purchases or downloading some podcats on your iPhone.