Hello ... Have question in to Ableton support and waiting on answer.  

I bought an 8-core system to replace my G5.  G5 has Live Suite 8.2 authorized.

I'm already at my authorization limit since also have two other laptops.  Want to 'de-authorize' G5 since planning on getting rid of & authorize Suite on 8-core.  Is this something I can do on my own or do I need Ableton's help ?  Anxious to get everything transferred over and up an running on new system.  Thanks for any assistance. 




scarixix 6 years ago | 1 comment

7 answers

  • Mr. Me
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    9 votes

    Here is the thing I find stupid. A buddy of mine just grabbed a copy of ableton 9 off of some torrent out there when he found out I was playing with it. I choose to support the developers, spend my money and be honest. But when I have computer problems, upgrade or crash out right I have to jump through hoops to hope I get another install. Its being held hostage. I hate to say it but perhaps my buddy has the right idea, I will still throw my money into the products I believe in, but then I want to use them as I wish and still be ethical as I do it. To much control and people will just stop paying.

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • patprzybilla
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    I have the same issue right now ... this should be handled like itunes. Make it x number of devices and the ability to deauth one or all computers to install on a new machine. I am stuck now :)

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • ShelLuser
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    5 votes

    You cannot "de-auth" something with Live. What you can do is send an e-mail to "" and explaining what you said above. Then they can grant you an extra authorization.


    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • c.randall.warren
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    Does anyone know how it works if I simply want to replace the harddrive in a computer or do a clean install? Is there an authorization file somewhere that I can back up?

    I've had issues in the past with software/drivers, etc where the only strategy left is to re-install the OS and everything with it... It seems like two licenses won't last anyone very long in this day and age of constantly upgrading computers.

    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • Hermanator
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    FYI, I have Authorized the same legit version of LIVE on 2 computers, and I had to reinstall it 3 times on one of the computers.  LIVE gave me no issues authorizing on any of them.  So they must either be logging your Device ID or motherboard configuration like Windows Activation does, or it has some kind of way of checking "Last Use" on a PC, or maybe it's a bit more flexible than the policy states.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • B-REX1278
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    I downloaded several free packs from the Ableton “my account page” This was after I reinstalled Live 9 Standard back on a laptop that i previously used. and till very much need to use on stage.
    Now for some reason neither of my computers are authorized.. I’m sitting here just fuming right now. What if I had a show tonight?? I would be shit out of luck! This is what you get for $400 + dollars??? If I didn’t have all of my new Music tied up in Ableton Projects right now. I would demand a refund and switch DAW’s . Thanks a lot “Un-able-ton”

    27 days ago | 0 comments
  • Mic Mackenzie
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    Hi this Mic i just want play music when awake and would i like as well to make sound that come to make my band sound good but when i not there i want too save my sounds on those days to come. 

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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