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how to change main computer name

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gaftop1, Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. gaftop1

    gaftop1 Thread Starter

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    how do you change the name of the computer (not the user account names) the main one when you're installing windows.
    thanx
     
  2. Paladin-X

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    Right Click My Computer => Properties => Computer Name => Change
     
  3. gaftop1

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    sorry didn't make it clear. i mean the registered to name.
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    Start Regedit
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    From there you can edit the name in the Registered Owner key
     
  5. jdl

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    If you are reluctant to enter the registry...as I was a while ago, go to http://www.dougknox.com/ click on WinXP Fixes, then "Change Registered Owner and Organization" and follow the directions from there. I've used this program and it works flawlessly. If you are not using XP there are similar solutions for other windows versions at this site.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    PC Mag also has a program called New Owner. It will not only let you change the registered user name but the company as well. Try searching their site for the link. Otherwise I can zip it and put it on my website for you.
     
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    thanx really appreciate it.
     
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