Changing Names!

  pac73 05:07 26 Jan 2007

Hi guys,ive just bought a secound hand pc.The problem is everythings in the previous owners name.How do i change it so that everythings in my name.Thanks,PAC73.

  Mr Mistoffelees 07:30 26 Jan 2007

Have a look at this click here

  stevelincsuk 07:36 26 Jan 2007

You will need to edit the registry to make the changes..

First, make sure you back the registry up before you alter anything in case you accidentilly change (or delete) the wrong key

Open up regedit (go to start menu - select run -type in regedit)
Go to file - select export
Make sure that at the bottom that the export range is set to all.

Now select a location and a filename to save your backup under.

To Change owner...
Navigate to the follwoign registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
Now look for the entry entitiled "RegisteredOwner"

Double click this and change it to your new desired name

If needed you can also change the orginasation name by double clicking on the same key but in the right hand window select "RegisteredOrganization"

  VoG II 08:51 26 Jan 2007

Easier click here

  pac73 21:24 26 Jan 2007

When i search or look at my documents it still says the last owners name.How do i change it.

  VoG II 21:27 26 Jan 2007

Control Panel > User Accounts.

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