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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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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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by darts32 In reply to Changing System name

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

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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
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Backup your registry first.
Editing and modifying the registry could result into a serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
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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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