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By simon ·
How can one change the "REGISTERED TO:" name without wiping the pc, the same also for office 2k?

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by qballrail In reply to Windows 2000 pro

ONLY if you feel comfortable editing the Registry, go to Start, Run, type regedit in the command line. Then hit <Ctrl-F> and type in the string you want to change, such as "Joe Smith" or "ABC Corp" (without quotations). Then EDIT the entry(s) by right-clicking on the key in the right hand window and select MODIFY. ONLY change the string corresponding to the Registered to" name. Such as: *root*\Documents and Settings\Joe Smith\... ONLY change Joe Smith. You may need to repeat this process by hitting <F3> after you make each edit as there will be multiple entries with the previous owner's name. Once you're done it will say so. There may be several edits to make. Back up your registry before doing this, an of course and be careful.The only other option is to do a clean reinstall.

Good luck!

Jesse

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by qballrail In reply to Windows 2000 pro

In relation to the below answer, that will only change one entry. Normally there are several places the registered owner is listed. Best to be thorough.

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by simon In reply to Windows 2000 pro

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Windows 2000 pro

The Registry key that contains the entry you want to change is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
The entry is RegisteredOwner

Just open Regedit, go to that location, double-click the entry, and type in whatever nameyou want your system to use for the registered owner.

hope this helps

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