pc user id

  niloc 20:35 28 Feb 2005
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how do you edit or change the user i.d. on a win 98 pc i.e. name and business, thanks

  Graham ® 20:40 28 Feb 2005

Is this a problem on login?

  niloc 21:06 28 Feb 2005

it's an old pc with someone else name on it

  Graham ® 09:08 01 Mar 2005

When I had this problem I re-installed Windows. The company name is especially difficult to remove.

It may be possible by editing the Registry, but it may have been set up in such a way that employees couldn't change things.

  FelixTCat 13:43 01 Mar 2005

Back up the registry before you start.

Use regedit to search for the name of the company. There will be a number of entries for installed software, but only one for Win 98 itself. From memory, it is something like HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion.

Click "CurrentVersion" to open its contents in the right pane. In the right pane, double-click the "RegisteredOrganization" or "RegisteredOwner" (whichever you want to change) options and type in your name or organisation. Exit and restart Windows.

  niloc 18:54 02 Mar 2005

Thanks to all

  barney1234568910 20:28 02 Mar 2005

try using a program called "winspeed up" was on the januarys cover disk, where you can alter losts of different settings including computer name and owner i think you can change the company although i havn't tried.

i think you can download the program from click here

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