By running the de-deauthorization tool, a machine "slot" will be freed up on the online Product Authorization server and can then be re-used by another machine.
You can de-authorize at any time, even without uninstalling Spore, and free up that machine authorization. If you re-launch Spore on the same machine, the game will attempt to re-authorize.
If you have not reached the machine limitation, the game will authorize and the machine will be re-authorized using up one of the five available machines.
Running the Tool Edit
- Download and extract the zip file to a directory of your choice.
- Launch the exe
- The tool will need to update 3 important files in order to complete the de-authorization process.
Notes about Vista and UAC Edit
Please ensure that UAC (User Account Control) is turned off if you are running Windows® Vista.
This setting can be changed by going to the Control Panel and choosing the User Account tab.
At this time the tool is only available on the PC, Mac users will need to check back at a later date.