Windows XP registration problem

  quillwills 11:01 21 Feb 2006

I recently bought a 6 month old laptop with a registered copy of XP se. Is their any way I can now be registered as the owner of this software as I'm fed up with being recognised as the original owner?

  Hertz Van Rentyl 11:08 21 Feb 2006

If you just want to change your local settings.
Change coputer name in Control panel\system\comp. name.
Change account in control panel\user accounts.
I guess you will need to reregister the software with Microsoft.

  mattyc_92 11:17 21 Feb 2006

There are programs that will allow you to change the Registered Owner and Company, but I can't remember what these programs are called, but you could do it manually:

Open the registry (Run->Regedit) and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
Now just change the value for RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization.

  mattyc_92 11:17 21 Feb 2006

ps. Backup your Registry BEFORE you try to apply this "tweak", just incase it goes wrong!!

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