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Change Computers Registered Owner

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GJLex311, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. GJLex311

    GJLex311 Thread Starter

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    Okay so the title of the thread is a bit misleading, because I was able to get in and change who my computer is registered to... However, When I go to save or open something on the desktop it still says C:\Documents and Settings\(the name that I used to have the computer registered to)\Desktop\ etc etc... in the navigation bar, How do I get the computer to change that?

    Thanks in advance

    By the way im operating in windows xp.
     
  2. daranman

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    You could create a new user account for yourself in the Control Panel
     
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    If still no joy try this.

    CHANGING THE LICENSED OWNERS NAME IN YOUR COMPUTER

    Let's say you inherit a computer from someone else and it has their name and/or organization listed as the licensed owner in Windows and now, it's yours, so you want to change this. Navigate your way to

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\ Current Version.

    (navigate by doubleclicking each of these.) In the right pane, you'll see RegisteredOrganization and RegisteredOwner in the Name column. Right-click the one you want to change, select Modify, and on the Value Data line of the resulting dialog box, type the correct information. Click OK, repeat these steps for the other value, if desired, and close the Registry Editor
     
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