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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Bradk, Dec 3, 2001.

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  1. Bradk

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    Does anyone know how to change the "licensed to" name that comes up when you go into word, excel, powerpoint ........etc. I'm guessing it's not in each individual program but in the registry somewhere?
     
  2. Ginnis12

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    This is a shot in the dark...but it's worth a try. In WORD if you go under FILE then select PROPERTIES then click on the SUMMARY tab. I'm not positive but it's worth a shot.
     
  3. fenwayrocks

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    It's going to be in the registry. Run regedit, go to Edit, Find, then type in the name you're looking for. You'll have to hit F3 until you find the entry you're looking for, then change it.
     
  5. Anne Troy

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    I don't have a buzzer, but you're all wrong. LOL

    Open Word, hit Tools-Options, User info tab. Change it there.
     
  6. fenwayrocks

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    Whoops... Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! (ME):eek:
     
  7. Davey7549

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    fenwayrocks
    Thats all right Dreamboat really knows here business apps among other system related problems. You can get out from behind the curtian now.
    Anyway the little toolbox you suggested is very powerful, covers allot of ground, and is simple to use for people that hate registry work.
    Beside most of the stuff supplied in the free version is what most look for and it give you the ability to reset the change back.
    Good tip.
    Dave;)
     
  8. Bradk

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    Well...I tried all the suggestions above but had no luck. Any other Idea's? Thanks again ALL
     
  9. Davey7549

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    There is a way to change the information in the registry if you wish to work within it.
    I suggest first you create a backup:
    WinME Create a restore point before change.
    Win9x follow these directions...
    Manually back up registry
    Go to start/run and type in
    regedit /e reg.reg and hit enter
    File will be place on desktop for further use if something goes wrong.
    Double click file on desktop to restore old registry.

    Once you have created a reg back-up or restore point then go to start\run type in regedit then ok.
    When reg edit screen appears navigate to this key.
    HKey_Local_Machines\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall once there click the plus sign on the uninstall folder. You will now see in the left pane a whole list of numbers
    If you click to highlight a set you will see in the right pane information concerning the application. Click on owner in right pane click edit up top then click modify, and the change popup will appear. Make your changes and click ok. Repeat process for all apps you want to change owners of then click file on top and exit registry.
    See attachment for example.
    Let us know if that works for you.
    Dave
     
  10. Bradk

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    No Luck.....I know I have scene that long list of numbers in the past. However this time in the location you recommended there were only three "long numbers" to choose from. What I don't understand is, if I try to "FIND" the reg name by going into the "FIND" option it should show me all the things I want to change, and YES I did press F3 until the search was complete. Any other Ideas????? Thanks
     
  11. Davey7549

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    That is the only location I am aware of for MS related owner and company info. In fact I double checked in mine and found word2000 works2000 front apge and so on.
    Maybe someone with more indepth knowledge of the registry will respond.
    As for the other question on why it does not find the name on a search that is a good question I am going to ask around to get an answer for.
    Dave
     
  12. Bradk

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    Dave thanks for your help so far.
     
  13. Mosaic1

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    If you have Office 97, you need to reinstall to change the name.
     
  14. Bradk

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    I do have office 97, that is ****ing stupid if that is the case. Thanks for your help.
     
  15. xfilesgurly

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    Download ChangeUserInfo only197kb, simple to use, just type in your name (and company if you want), hit "save" and it's done.
     
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