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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blh102444, Dec 26, 2007.

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  1. blh102444

    blh102444 Thread Starter

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    I'm selling a computer and want to remove my name as owner. How do I do It? How do I remove my log in screen and go back to it was before user accounts were set up?
     
  2. zabusant

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    Do you mean the owner name or the user account, they're not the same. What you see at log on is the user account, for instance.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

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    To delete your user account(s)

    Log in as administrator
    Control Panel / User Accounts
    Delete it
    From the Windows Explorer, delete your old home directory under Documents and Settings

    To delete the computer's Registered owner:

    1. Start Regedit
    2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    3. From there you can edit the name in the Registered Owner key
     
  4. vicks

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    Might try right clicking on my computer, then select properties>computername and change. I think this might do what you want to do.
    vicks
    # 3 is probably the best one to use. I think he has more experience than I have had, he was one of the guys here when I joined the forum.
    V
     
  5. zabusant

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    Well, if you're selling, I would go one step further and format the drive anyway.
     
  6. blh102444

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