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changing owners in windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jssch, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. jssch

    jssch Thread Starter

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    Probably simple, just want to make sure I do it thouroughly and correctly.....

    I bought a laptop from display at Staples,

    So all the folders, list as c:\my documents\staples.. and have noticed that Staples is considered the owner when installing certain programs how do I change it?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Changing the login profile name does not change the folder names, they are locked as part of the XP security.

    If you try to change the names using a linux boot CD etc, you will certainly cause Windows to fail (I have seen it happen...).

    If the laptop was a display model, the very first thing I would be doing is cleaning it up by reloading Windows from the start, selecting the name you want at that time.
     
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