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Microsoft

How do I...change the name of the registered owner in Windows Vista?

Have you ever had the need to change the registered owner of your computer? This may come in handy if you purchase a used laptop from EBAY with a preinstalled operating system (OS). Let's show you how to perform this task.

  1. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE|SOFTWARE|MICROSOFT|WINDOWS NT|CURRENTVERSION (Figure A).
  2. Now you can double-click the Registered Owner/Registered Organization key and input your information as desired (Figure B and Figure C).

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Figure A

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Figure B

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Figure C

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