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Uninstalling and reinstalling won't do any good. When an ebook is
downloaded, a small tag file is appended to it containing information about
when it was downloaded and to what devices. This information is used when
the ebook is opened to check against the current computer. If they do not
match, you'll get the error you have.
I'm not sure you want to do anything about this until you get a replacement
computer that will be yours. At that time, after you set it up and download
ADE, contact the ebook seller, explain your tale of woe, then ask them to
let you download another copy.
In the meantime, I understand your frustration. There's not much else you
What should exist (apart from allowing more than one device access) is a way to just remove devices yourself, like stolen or old ones. I am pretty sure other vendors do this already, like Apple.
Thank you for your advice, I will sure take it.
This may not help you, but while you're waiting to purchase a new computer you may want to check your local library's Web site to see if they're on MyMediaMall or another library lending Web site. The title(s) you purchased may be available for borrowing through your library and you can copy borrowed books to different computers (I think Adobe Digital Editions allows up to 5 for library books). They may not have your title or there may be a wait for it but its worth checking into.