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Change Registered Name

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dividertabs, Jul 29, 2004.

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  1. dividertabs

    dividertabs Thread Starter

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    My new laptop came preinstalled with Windows XP. When it booted up, it asked me who would be using this computer, saying something about how it would create new profiles for them. I whimsically decided to enter "THE KING" (to be the admin) and "peasant" (for other users).

    Apparently that was a bad idea because now it says the computer is registered to THE KING (for example, when you click My Computer, then properties). Is there any way to change it?
     
  2. Sid9678

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    Please note that this is for WINDOWS 2000 I'm not sure if it's the same for Windows ME or Windows XP but you can try it at your own risk. Here's what to do: Click on start>RUN and type regedit and hit enter. The Registry will open now. Expand on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE by clicking on the + sign in front of it and now to the same to the following:
    Software>Microsoft>Windows NT>Current Version. Now in the right pane look for RegisteredOrganization and RegisteredOwner. The RegisteredOrganization if you want to put a Business name in there and the RegisteredOwner will be for your name.
     
  3. dividertabs

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    Thank you, Sid. It did work.
     
  4. Sid9678

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    you said it worked correct? Then good now I know it works on Windows XP as well.
     
  5. Sid9678

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    You're Welcome
     
  6. elawen

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    I read this reply and tried the same thing but it didnt work. I couldn't find any "RegisteredOwner" or anything. Could this work only for a specific XP? I have XP Home Edition
     
  7. Sid9678

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    That should work for Windows XP Home Edition as well. It's the same for Home Edition. Maybe you overlooked RegisteredOwner maybe you should double check it and make sure you didn't skip a step or look good.
     
  8. elawen

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    Oh yeah..hehe *embarrassed face* realised it only later.

    I've changed the registered owner name now, but the file name for the documents and settings is still in the old name. It still reads C:\Documents and Settings\someone else's name\..... Is there any way I can change that as well? If I try renaming it, it doesnt work
     
  9. Sid9678

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    That's most likely because you are logging onto the computer with the person's account that is why you see that persons name still on the folder in Documents and Settings or also if you're using another user name lets say your name to log in *** then every User account that's are or have been on your computer will stay there unless you delete that folder. If you delete that account the folder with that user name will stay there in Documents and Settings until you delete that folder. Changing the Registration name chnages all installed programs that was installed by the previous user to your name etc but not folders.
     
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