Video: Change the registration information in Windows Vista and XP

Bill Detwiler explains how to change Windows XP and Vista registration information with a registry hack or TechRepublic's Registration Changer tools.

TR Dojo: Change the registration information in Windows Vista and XP Bill Detwiler shows you how to change the registration information on your Windows system using a registry hack or TechRepublic's Vista and XP Registration Changer tools. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href="http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/itdojo/?p=1132">TR Dojo Blog</a>.

There are a number of reasons you might want to change or update the registration information for your Windows system, but since it requires a registry edit, it can be kind of a pain. If you don't like editing the Windows registry directly, there's a nice little tool that will automate this task for you.

In this week's TR Dojo episode, I show you how to change the registration information on your Windows system using TechRepublic's Vista and XP Registration Changer tools. You can download the free tools from TechRepublic's software directory:

To use the Vista version of our tool, you'll need to download and install the Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista from Microsoft. And just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you actually DO it, I'd like to know how common changing the registration information on Windows machines is with TechRepublic members.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...