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Customization Registered Owner and Organization

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Registered Owner and Organization How to Change Registered Owner and Organization Information in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to change the registered owner and organization information in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
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How to Change Registered Owner and Organization Information in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
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This tutorial will show you how to change the registered owner and organization information in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
How to Change Registered Owner and Organization Information in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to change the registered owner and organization information in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
This can be handy if you bought a used or store bought computer and they have their information there instead of what you wanted.

This will not change the C:\Users\(User Name) folder name. The only way to do this is to either create a new Administrator account and delete the old one, or reinstall Vista.




Here's How:

1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7/8).

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
Registered.jpg

4. To Change the Registered Owner
A) In the right pane of CurrentVersion, double click/tap on RegisteredOwner to modify it. (See screenshot above)​
B) Type in the information you want, and click/tap on OK to apply. (See screenshot below)​
Modify.jpg

5. To Change the Registered Organization
A) In the right pane of CurrentVersion, double click/tap on RegisteredOrganization to modify it. (See screenshot below step 4)​
B) Type in the information you want, and click/tap on OK to apply. (See screenshot below)​
Modify2.jpg

6. Close regedit.

7. To Confirm the Change
A) For how, see:​
NOTE: I only have a registered owner name, no organization. It would be under the name if I did.



winver.jpg

W7-About.jpg

About_Windows.jpg




That's it,
Shawn




 
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"This does not change the C:\Users\(Your Username) folder name. The only way to do this is to either create a new account and delete the old one, or reinstall Vista."

Do you have a write up on how to create a new account and delete the old one? And what effects this will have on anything. Thanks
 

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Hi Avu,

Welcome to the forum.

When you create a new account, make sure that is is an Administrator account and not a Standard account since you will be deleting your old Administrator account. After you create the new Administrator account, logoff of your old account and logon to your new Administrator account and copy anything from the old account you want to the new one. When done, delete the old account from within the new account.

The effects will be that all your programs will remain intact. The only thing that is deleted with the old Administrator account when you delete it is anything in the personal user folders, Start Menu extra and installed program shortcuts, and extra desktop shortcuts. Just copy the contents of your personal user folders from within your new adminstrator account.
Shawn
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
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    16 GB DDR4-2133
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