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Solved: Joe Hill is the registered owner of my computer how do I change it

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Birchbayguy, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. Birchbayguy

    Birchbayguy Thread Starter

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    I had a problem with the Joe Hill virus last year. I just went into properties of my computer and Joe Hill is listed as the registered to: person. I also can't find out what name is my admistrator. I can't get into documents and settings.
     
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  3. Birchbayguy

    Birchbayguy Thread Starter

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    I had a problem with the Joe Hill virus last year. Now I just went to my computer and clicked on My Computer and looked at properties...its says Joe Hill. I have 4 users and I can't figure out which is my administrator. I have no access to shared documents? Help
    I'm running Windows XP home edition.
     
  4. A+Computer

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    lol! Nice try there's no such virus ever created. Perhaps ask the owner of the machine :D
     
  5. Birchbayguy

    Birchbayguy Thread Starter

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    Look back at my posts from 2007. I am the owner of this machine.
     
  6. Frank4d

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    You can change the registered owner shown in System Properties using Regedit. Open Regedit and navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.

    Then modify the RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization values.
     
  7. Birchbayguy

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    how do I get to Regedit? I am not very computer literate. I'm even having a problem posting this answer on techsupportguy.
     
  8. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Start, Run, type: regedit then see my answer in your other thread for what to edit.
     
  9. Birchbayguy

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    Thank you for being so patience. I did that...I got to HKEY_Local It doesn't have the ._MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.

    ..I click on HKEY_LOCAL and the following came up
    Hardware
    SAM
    Security
    Software
    System
    How do I now get to RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization values.?
     
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    and see mine also

    joan
     
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