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August 25, 2004 12:44:22 AM

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I have just taken over a computer previously operated by
a different user. The previous owner's name shows up as a
folder in the My Documents folder, as the author of
documents I create, etc. I know how to create a new user
account-this is NOY the problem. I need to change the
system or user name that was used when XP was originally
installed. Is there any way to do that?

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August 25, 2004 3:04:14 AM

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Search the registry for the previous owner and change it.

"MATTG" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:58ad01c48a55$ceefc5d0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>I have just taken over a computer previously operated by
> a different user. The previous owner's name shows up as a
> folder in the My Documents folder, as the author of
> documents I create, etc. I know how to create a new user
> account-this is NOY the problem. I need to change the
> system or user name that was used when XP was originally
> installed. Is there any way to do that?
Anonymous
August 25, 2004 6:17:50 AM

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Run Regedit and browse to:

HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion

Double click RegisteredOwner in the right window and enter your name in
place of his. Do the same for the organization if needed. Set RegDone to 1
if you want your copy to be registered.

"Jerry" <NoSpamChiefZeke@MSN.com> wrote in message
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> Search the registry for the previous owner and change it.
>
> "MATTG" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:58ad01c48a55$ceefc5d0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>>I have just taken over a computer previously operated by
>> a different user. The previous owner's name shows up as a
>> folder in the My Documents folder, as the author of
>> documents I create, etc. I know how to create a new user
>> account-this is NOY the problem. I need to change the
>> system or user name that was used when XP was originally
>> installed. Is there any way to do that?
>
>
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