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    Changing System name

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    by jgerlich ·

    I recently purchased a used computer with XP home. How do I change the system name? When I install new software and register, it always inserts the previous owners name. Would appreciate any help

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    • #3397275

      Changing System name

      by darts32 ·

      In reply to Changing System name

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
      Modify RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization to become whatever you desire.

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        Changing System name

        by darts32 ·

        In reply to Changing System name

        hit start, run, type regedit and navigate to the registry key above

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        Changing System name

        by jgerlich ·

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    • #3397271

      Changing System name

      by fenaikh ·

      In reply to Changing System name

      Hi
      please read the warnings down before you do any thing.
      start->run->regeit32
      locate the key:

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
      set the second and the third sub key to your name and organazation.

      (Default) (value not set)
      RegisteredOwner “change it to your name”
      RegisteredOrganization REG_SZ “Home user”

      Good luck

      Mohamed
      *** Warrning1 *********
      Backup your registry first.
      Editing and modifying the registry could result into a serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
      *** Warrning2 *********
      Remember to be extremely careful when you edit the Registry, because Registry errors can render a system unbootable. Be sure to have a current Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) before you make any of the modifications.

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      Changing System name

      by jgerlich ·

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