Give used PC a new owner

If you’re comfortable editing the Registry, you can easily change that ownership information. Tuesday, March 27, 2001 Give your used PC a new owner If you’re comfortable editing the Registry, you can easily change that ownership information.

If you’ve inherited a used PC, chances are that it’s stuck with the old owner’s information. This means you’re prompted with the old owner’s name and organization whenever you install new programs or create documents. If you’re comfortable editing the Registry, you can easily change that ownership information. Click Start and Run, then type regedit and press Enter. When the Registry Editor starts, navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion

In the right window of the CurrentVersion key, you’ll see values named RegisteredOrganization and RegisterdOwner. Double-click each entry, type the new information and click OK. Then close regedit when you’re done. Before you attempt any Registry changes, remember to backup your Registry files’ (USER.DAT and SYSTEM.DAT) hidden files on the root of your hard drive.

Formerly part of Computer Currents, Stephen J. Bigelow’s Computer Advisor column has been resurrected on computeruser.com as a daily tech tip column. Find Stephen at www.dlspubs.com.

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