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How to change computer user name

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  • Started 7 years ago by RN
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RN
Posts: 28

Whenever I download or register new software, the program asks for full name and organization.

By default, my machine puts in Richard as my name, and HP as my organization (can you guess that I bought an HP machine recently?). Is there any way to change this information) I really don't want HP to be listed as my default organization...

Thanks in advance,

Richard

Posted 7 years ago
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supermansghost
supermansghost
Posts: 350

I believe it's stored in the registry here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

Posted 7 years ago
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RN
Posts: 28

thx. What am I looking for once there? There were numerous folders...

Posted 7 years ago
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Skp2p
Posts: 1

How do you even get there?

Posted 7 years ago
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jd2066
jd2066
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@RN:
The page http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/32/ lists the values you are looking for.

@Skp2p:
RN got there by opening the registry editor and browsed to that key.

@All:
Since messing with the Registry can be dangeres if you don't know what your doing there is a tool to change the owner at http://www.vista4beginners.com/Change-Owner

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RN
Posts: 28

The change-owner program worked just fine. I could not find the key in regedit, so the program tip was great. Many thanks.

Richard

Posted 6 years ago
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