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By cray ·
When you open outlook98 the slash screen displays the name of the person the software is registered to. If a user takes over another person's computer, how do I change the name on the splash screen? I've already checked the registry.

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by Xaeryth In reply to Registered Name

The only place I know of to do this is in the registry but I can't remember the h-key I went to for accomplishing this. I originally found it by searching for the registered user's name. Most likely in hklm-software-microsoft-ms setup-user info or something like that (this is where it is on win9. Hope this is what you are looking for.

Corey Hitchcock
IT Manager
Interdev Technologies Inc.

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by cray In reply to Registered Name

all instances of the username have been changed but it still shows up on the splash screen.

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by John M. F. Kallevik In reply to Registered Name

Hi!

You can search the registry/INI-files of the Office programs to change the user name, but I would think it better to re-install the software from CD. There are several reasons for this:

-Preferrable, format the entire machine, and reinstall what you need. If the machine has been used by another user for some time, many unused files will be on you drive, taking up space and resources.

-Windows has a nasty habit of not removing unused registry entries, memory entries, and files, eventually leading to a crash. Last I heard, the unofficial world record in Up-Time for a Win95 machine was 34 days, simply because of sloppy memory management. Although this has improved greatly, it is still one of Windows' largest problems.

-Upon re-installation, it is easier to setup the program to your own needs, and you are assured that your system is running as default, without any changes the previous user may have made to the system.

John M. F. Kallevik
Inter:Active Designs,
Stavanger, Norway.
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by cray In reply to Registered Name

We usually do reformat for every user, but we setup some computers for new hires that never made it, and their replacements don't like looking at someone else's name (they must not have anything better to do). The registry didn't work, but I'll try looking through .ini files. We can't call Microsoft because its OEM and the 2000 version accomplishes this problem through a very easy to use user interface.

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