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Previous owner's name is everywhere!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kistbythemoo, Aug 12, 2004.

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  1. kistbythemoo

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    I bought a computer from a friend. It had ME on it. I installed XP and everything works great EXCEPT that his user name is everywhere. Even though the user account is under my name, all the documents and settings are still using his name. Another problem is that in IE6 when I click on history, all of the addresses are "[email protected]://blahblah.com". Therefore, they are unknown addresses when clicked on. How can I change these things?
     
  2. xgerryx

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    Format disk and start again. Always a good idea with second hand gear.
     
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    Where do I find the registered owner key? I can change the owner to "hubby and wife computer/[email protected]@blah.com" in permissions but, it still has [email protected]@blah.com as owner of everything even though mine and my husband's names are before it. I know this makes little sense but you'll have to excuse me, I am blonde.
     
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    The only way I can think of that you can do this is to go to tools/internet options then click on (in turn) delete files,delete cookies and finally clear history .....if you havent tried that do it and let me know if it fixes the problem
     
  8. kistbythemoo

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    Nope! Didn't work. I'm lost.
     
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    Im getting there fast to lol, do that again tools/internet options then click on settings,then view files and a box should come up is it empty ?

    If that box isnt empty click on edit at the top of the page,then select all,then RIGHT click on any of the blue that has just appeared and click on delete......then let me know whats happened
     
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    reformat that bad boy!
     
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