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how to change name of registered owner and company?

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Anonymous
June 24, 2005 6:42:34 AM

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How do you change the details of the registered owner and company in XP
so that on change of machine ownership the old owner's details no longer
appear when installing software etc?
June 24, 2005 6:42:35 AM

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it's in the registry, usually in a couple of places. The PRIMARY place is
here, many installers look here and use it as their default, but then save
whatever the installing person typed into their own private application-
specific reg location. So you'll need to search the reg carefully for
all occurances of "your name", or whatever.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
"RegisteredOrganization"="Rings of the World"
"RegisteredOwner"="Bingo Baggins"
Anonymous
June 24, 2005 6:42:35 AM

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
RegisteredOrganization
RegisteredOwner

Or

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
RegisteredOrganization
RegisteredOwner


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Hope this helps. Let us know.

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In news:42bae677$0$27715$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au,
Doug McKean <dougmckean@iinet.net.au> hunted and pecked:
> How do you change the details of the registered owner and company in XP
> so that on change of machine ownership the old owner's details no longer
> appear when installing software etc?
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Anonymous
June 24, 2005 6:42:35 AM

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Doug McKean wrote:
> How do you change the details of the registered owner and company in XP
> so that on change of machine ownership the old owner's details no longer
> appear when installing software etc?


With second-hand computers, especially if acquired from strangers
but perhaps even if acquired from a family member or friend, your wisest
course of action would probably be to format the hard drives and start
fresh. You don't want to get in trouble because the original owner may
have filled the hard drive with kiddie porn, or have problems because
the original owner downloaded/installed viruses or other malware.

However, to fix the "Registered to" information for WinNT/2K/XP,
you can use Start > Run > Regedit.exe to edit:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\RegisteredOwner

and:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current
Version\RegisteredOrganization


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Anonymous
June 26, 2005 3:32:01 AM

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Doug McKean wrote:

> How do you change the details of the registered owner and company in XP
> so that on change of machine ownership the old owner's details no longer
> appear when installing software etc?

One way to do it is to run regedit. Do a search for the former
owner's name. When found, edit the value in the key and replace
with desired information. Repeat for company name, if not visible
on another line in the same key. NOTE: When manipulating the
Windows Registry, make sure that it has been backed up.
!