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How many times am I allowed to use one serial per game on the same motherboard?

I'm going to do a complete reformat and OS reinstall. What do I need to do?
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Uninstall, use the revoke tool, and if it still doesn't give you back your key just remove the DRM entirely.
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Depends on the game, some have different forms of DRM, but for the majority TestECull's answer will help.
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Revoke tool?

That would be this, right?
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I think so. I normally just skip straight to the 'Remove the DRM' step somewhere between 'First installing the game' and 'First launching the game', so I have no experience with the de-auth tool.
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