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Hi guys,

A computer guy who is going to change my HD on my MacBook to increase size said I need to deauthorise my MacBook iTunes first, is this correct and will it effect my iTunes downloads when its cloned over to the new hard drive?

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yeah you should de authorise before swapping.

If you clone the drive you don't have to.

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yeah you should de authorise before swapping.

If you clone the drive you don't have to.
Is cloning the drive something time machine does?

I didn't realize this was first post! Howdy!
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Thanks. I was told that even though I use time machine, once I plug it into the laptop with the new hard drive, it will automatically wipe and do a fresh install.

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Timer machine does pretty much clone the drive. You can also use a program called carbon copy cloner and that you clone your hard drive for you.
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Time Machine doesnt clone the drive, it "puts back" all your data as to how it was when you left it - you still have to reinstall OSX.

Cloning your drive is an exact physical copy, everything is exactly the same.

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As for the De-Authorizing and then Authorizing, it takes 30 seconds. Better safe, than lose a precious Authorization license. You only get 5 and can reset only once a year.

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Am I mistake or does DRM authorization through iTunes go away when iCloud comes out? Seems to me it would have to.
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It really sucks you get 5 licences. I mean, I had 3 windows PC's before with iTunes, then 2 ipods and now this machine which means even though I have over 40 movies bought and paid for and over 5,000's I bought in iTunes, it means they never work again after installed on a 5th machine... It's just not good at all really...

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iPods/iPhones/iPads dont count towards the 5 Licenses, only Computers with iTunes installed.

you are getting way too stressed...

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and you can deauthorise old computers at any point and get your license back.

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Timer machine does pretty much clone the drive. You can also use a program called carbon copy cloner and that you clone your hard drive for you.
Thanks looks like CCC is the ticket.

I want to stick a fancy 500G drive with the flashy RAM in. The old 120G drive is about full.
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