Changing Computer Owners Name

  hunnibunz1 15:28 14 Jan 2006

Just bought a nearly new computer loaded with XP Professional--How can I get rid of the previous owners name, which comes up regularly! I tried to change it in >local disk>documents and settings, but it will not allow me to do it. Any suggestions,please,as I don't really want to reload everything.

  Zak 15:31 14 Jan 2006

click here


Back up registry first before making changes. You will need to log on with Administrator prileges.

  wjrt 15:32 14 Jan 2006
  hunnibunz1 16:13 14 Jan 2006

Thanks to Zak & WJRT-- that has sorted changing the registration name, I still need to change the name in >documents & settings. There are 2 folders in there, "all users" & a folder with the previous owners name on it, which it won't let me change to mine. hope you can help.Thanks.

  PaulB2005 16:14 14 Jan 2006

The only way to do this is to set up an Account in your name, transfer the documents to that account then delete the old one.

All Users is always there so you don't tneed to delete it...

  hunnibunz1 13:15 15 Jan 2006

Thnks Paul--that has more or less done the trick
Best wishes to all who helped

  Daibus 20:48 21 Jan 2006

Many thanks for all your help - problem solved.

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