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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

    Nov 27, 2000
    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


    Aug 17, 2003
    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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