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

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Birchbayguy

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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.
 

Birchbayguy

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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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Frank4d

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

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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