change owner name

  1x11456 12:17 02 Aug 2004

how can i change my comp from owner to my own name
i know its a reg edit thing but thats it iam running winxp.....cheers :-)

  Mat2 12:36 02 Aug 2004


Do you mean in the start menu, if so goto
the control panel and select user account, then click on the account you wish to change, a list of options will appear, the first one is change name.

I hope this helps


  jonnytub 12:37 02 Aug 2004


  jonnytub 12:38 02 Aug 2004

copy and paste into browser but make sure you put http: infront of it and no spaces.
VoG told us how to paste microsofts links but i forgot, a re read is in order

  jonnytub 12:39 02 Aug 2004

Changing the Windows registered owner and organisation

When you install Windows, the system asks you for your name and organisation details. The copy of Windows is then 'registered' to you. When installing other applications, this information is used to provide the default name and organisation details. If the registered owner has changed since the computer was first purchased, then you may wish to change the default values.
To set the default owner and organisation information:

Use a registry editing tool to navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

Change the value with the following details:
Data Type: SZ
Value Name: RegisteredOwner
Value: The name you wish to use

Change the value with the following details:
Data Type: SZ
Value Name: RegisteredOrganization
Value: The company or organisation name you wish to use

Reboot the computer for the changes to take effect.
Please note: This change only affects the Windows operating system. It does not change the registered owners of any application software.
Please note: All numeric values are shown in decimal notation.

  poogles_uk 12:41 02 Aug 2004

download X-teq X-Setup Pro, form click here and theres a plugin for it!!

  1x11456 14:56 02 Aug 2004

thanks to all who replied jobs a good un :-)

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