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Old October 16th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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Wink Way to change os registration-owner

Hi all, just got a new lapper, a Toshiba A105 Satellite model and have loaded all my app software. I noticed tha each time I installed a software piece that a name appeared(the sellers) which I had to change. Is there a way to register my name as the computer owner?? I know that it may be only a minor "problem" but I have loaded all my apps and really do not want to run the restore discs, to correct it,as all my apps and disk partitioning will go by by.

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Old October 16th, 2006, 07:16 AM
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To do this you need to edit your registry and you should only do this if you are confident at doing so: and I'm sure with 383 posts on here you are just a word of warning for others

1/ Click the Start Button

2/ From the Start menu click Run

3/ In the Run dialog box type: regedit

4/ The Registry editor will now open

5/ Navigate to the following key: HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Cu rrent Version

6/ Once you have reached the Current Version key take a look in the Right Hand Pane and look for 'Registered Owner'

7/ right click on “Registered Owner” once and select “Modify” type your name

8/ Above it you will see “Registered Organisation” Do the same if you wish to change this too

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Old October 16th, 2006, 11:28 AM
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I think you can also change it through a program called RegScrubXP.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 04:02 PM
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To do this you need to edit your registry and you should only do this if you are confident at doing so: and I'm sure with 383 posts on here you are just a word of warning for others

1/ Click the Start Button

2/ From the Start menu click Run

3/ In the Run dialog box type: regedit

4/ The Registry editor will now open

5/ Navigate to the following key: HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Cu rrent Version

6/ Once you have reached the Current Version key take a look in the Right Hand Pane and look for 'Registered Owner'

7/ right click on “Registered Owner” once and select “Modify” type your name

8/ Above it you will see “Registered Organisation” Do the same if you wish to change this too

Hope this helps
I followed the reg change without any problems. However the company name still appears on a folder in the windows explorer view. When I attempt to modify the folder name I get a statement that "the file is a system file" and it cannot be renamed or moved as Windows needs the item to run properly? Can this be changed?
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Old October 16th, 2006, 04:04 PM
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I followed the reg change without any problems. However the company name still appears on a folder in the windows explorer view. When I attempt to modify the folder name I get a statement that "the file is a system file" and it cannot be renamed or moved as Windows needs the item to run properly? Can this be changed?
Howdy:

The name was setup during the os install and can only be changed there with a re-install..

Murray
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Old October 16th, 2006, 04:06 PM
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I think you can also change it through a program called RegScrubXP.
I installed the software, but have not used it yet, still playing around with it - Thanks for the heads-up.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 04:09 PM
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Howdy:

The name was setup during the os install and can only be changed there with a re-install..

Murray
That is what I thought - boo hoo.
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