Not an emergency, don't have the computer yet. It is an HP dv 6000 laptop running Windows Vista. Have no disks, only complaint is when downloading pictures from the internet shows computer owners name now/old computers name in documents. Anal retentive and the new owner doesn't want that. Wouldn't bother me personally. Nothing on the computer needs to be saved except the operating system. They said they are shown as the computer owner but, old owner still shows up in documents. What should I do?
(Solved) - Remove all traces of original owner(11 posts)
@GS, that was done new name shows. It is in registry somewhere.
@LH, thats what I think too. But, no disks so rather than go through the ISO. etc. any registry edit I can make you are the resident registry guru.
Edit: @ronnie will look into that, you posted while I was posting.
Had a chance to look at the computer today. Was very little installed on it as far a files, no programs that were installed that did not come with it originally. After talking with the owner she decided that she didn't care if anything she had put on it was saved, just wanted previous owners name gone from everything. Rather than search through the registry followed advise here and did a reinstall from the Recovery Manager. All went well, new registered owner and a happy friend.
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