How to change windows registered user details (renamed)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by buster33, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. buster33

    buster33 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hello Everyone,
    I ordered a laptop for my wife and , despite me supplying a username--they have installed XP pro using simply "user".
    I can easily change login and Documents name, but how can I change user to xxxxxxx(hername).
    Each time we install anything it shows the default owner as user and I'd like to change that.
    To try and do it in Docs & Settings gets an error message that the folder is required by windows and cannot be renamed or moved.

    Any & all help will be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    grab trial version of tuneup utilities - they have a section where you can change all that information, or you could look at registry hacks
     
  3. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    Re: Owner Incorrect Name--how to change

    That can be done in the registry but if you try this just back it up. :)

    Link
     
  4. Johnny

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    Re: Owner Incorrect Name--how to change

    I was just going to say the registry method. It works really good. I do it all the time. You can use it to change your registered owner and organization.

    Click Start, and then click Run.

    Type regedit, and then click OK.

    Locate the following registry key: (use Search - press cntrl+f)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    To change the company name, do the following:

    In the right pane, double-click RegisteredOrganization. Under Value data, type the name that you want, and then click OK.

    To change the name of the registered owner, do the following:

    In the right pane, double-click RegisteredOwner. Under Value data, type the name that you want, and then click OK.

    Click Exit on the File menu to quit Registry Editor.

    Reboot your pc.
     
  5. madmatt

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    Re: Owner Incorrect Name--how to change

    Also search for RegOwner as some software uses the shortened version.

    Johnny hit the nail on the head, however, you do not need to restart for the change to be made.
     
  6. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    vote sticky
     
  7. Johnny

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    Concur - Vote Sticky ..
     
  8. LordOfLA

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    Stuck!
     
  9. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Following along these same lines how do I change the entire directory name system wide. For example my current directory path is C:/Document and Setting/Maveric169/.... how can I change the "Maveric169" part to something like C:/Document and Settings/MyPC/....
     
  10. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    The last post was two years ago.....so you get an award.
     

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    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Yea I got an award!!!! heheheh
     
  12. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    Persoanlly I would have just went to RUN and typed "control userpasswords2" then modified the "Full Name" of whatever user... BTW this still works for Win7/Vista.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Demo_Roch

    Demo_Roch OSNN Junior Addict

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    I want to post some pictures with the info, but failed.
     
  14. BrettCramer

    BrettCramer OSNN One Post Wonder

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    thanx for enlighten me .. and sorry for digging an old post