changing registration

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wastingnick, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    Is there a way i can change who windows is currently registered to?
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Get a copy of Customizer XP. You can use it to change owner Information. See the attachment of where it's done in the program:
     
  3. suprfli

    suprfli Guest

    i think he wants to enter a new registration key and not change the name. i know it can be done but forget where and how you enter it.
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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  5. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    he was right with customizer xp. but now i still have
    c:\documents and settings\____ ____(my full name)\
    is there any way i can change that?
     
  6. Druce

    Druce Guest

    well... you can delete your account and it will ask if you want to delete all your files and folders... but i don't think you want to do that do you? hrmm, i think i need more coffee... i have a book here, perhaps i will look and see if i can find anything... yes...
     
  7. wastingnick

    wastingnick Guest

    can you look please?:D :D :D :D
     
  8. Druce

    Druce Guest

    what version are you using Home or Prof? and is it legally activated thru M$?
     
  9. Druce

    Druce Guest

    ooh, nuther thought :p

    um, dunno if it will work, but what the hell

    go to my documents - tools - folder options - view - and scroll all the way to the bottom and uncheck simple file sharing and hit okay

    log in as admin - log out of current user - at welcome screen hit ctrl-alt-del twice and log in as admin then go to the c drive - docu and settings and rename the folders

    if that doesn't work then:

    then go to the c drive - docu and settings - right click folder to be renamed - properties - security tab - advanced - owner tab - select user who you are logged in as - check replace owner on subcontainers and objects and hit apply - then rename the folders

    if thats not working than i really don't know...

    hope this helps
     
  10. Druce

    Druce Guest

    another thought-

    make a new account, and make it part of the admin grop, then copy all the files from old account to the new one and then delete the old account...