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Old 09-05-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Mobi, LIT and epub and upgrading OS/new hard drive

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I don't remember what the Mobi PID is based on. Next month I'll be adding a new hard drive and installing Windows 7. I'm going to keep my Win XP hard drive around for a bit (dual boot) but eventually be Win 7 only. Is there a way to keep my same PID on my new install? I know that as long as I keep track of my current PID I can continue to convert them so its not a huge deal but was just wondering if it is possible to keep my current PID.

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I just have to know/find/remember my MS login or something, right? And then activate it under my Win 7 install?

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Same as lit but thru Adobe, right?
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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I don't remember what the Mobi PID is based on. Next month I'll be adding a new hard drive and installing Windows 7. I'm going to keep my Win XP hard drive around for a bit (dual boot) but eventually be Win 7 only. Is there a way to keep my same PID on my new install? I know that as long as I keep track of my current PID I can continue to convert them so its not a huge deal but was just wondering if it is possible to keep my current PID.
Not sure, but I think the PID is randomly assigned when the Mobi software is installed. I'm no expert though.


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I just have to know/find/remember my MS login or something, right? And then activate it under my Win 7 install?
As long as you haven't reached your authorization limit, 6 I think.


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Same as lit but thru Adobe, right?
Yep
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:02 AM   #3
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Not sure, but I think the PID is randomly assigned when the Mobi software is installed. I'm no expert though.
I believe that, on a PC, it's based on the MAC address of your network card. Reinstalling, either Windows or Mobi, doesn't change the PID.

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As long as you haven't reached your authorization limit, 6 I think.
Four. But you can remove old unused PIDs.
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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I believe that, on a PC, it's based on the MAC address of your network card. Reinstalling, either Windows or Mobi, doesn't change the PID.
Well, according to this thread, the PID is based on the hard drive serial number, so since my Win 7 install is going to be on a second hard drive, it will have a separate PID generated.
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Four. But you can remove old unused PIDs.
I think when he said 6 he was talking about LIT/Ms Reader PC activations, not Mobi.

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