Windows XP Professional - Registration

  Angry Kid 16:54 12 Aug 2007

My father has recently purchased a new laptop and when filling out the registration with his details, he has missed off a letter from his surname by mistake.

Is there anyway of correcting /updating this?

Angry ;)

  LastChip 16:59 12 Aug 2007

Are you talking about on the laptop, or via a registration card to Microsoft?

  Angry Kid 17:03 12 Aug 2007

Registration from Laptop.

Angry ;)

  LastChip 17:07 12 Aug 2007

It's a simple registry hack! Having said that, traet ANY registry change with a good deal of caution. If I were you, I'd back up the registry first, so you could always return to the original.

click here for the answer, but be VERY careful to follow the advice precisely.

  Angry Kid 17:34 12 Aug 2007

Many Thanks.

All sorted.

Angry ;)

  bluto1 17:40 12 Aug 2007

There's another way of changing the registered owner's name, but you need RegScrubXP installed for it.
If you have, then click on the RegScrub icon and when the page comes up have a look at the buttons along the top and click on 'Misc'. Halfway down you'll find what you want.

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