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removing old user name

Posted on 1998-08-20
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I HAVE JUST PURCHASED A USED COMPUTER AND CANNOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO REMOVE THE OLD OWNERS NAME FROM MY WINDOWS SETUP, HIS NAME APPEARS ON PRINTED MATERIAL,FAXES,LOGIN/OFF, E-MAIL ETC. IS THERE A WAY FOR ME TO ENTER MY NAME ON THESE THINGS W/OUT HAVING TO REFORMAT MY DRIVE?
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psykomage earned 50 total points
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Click Start > Run > and then type "Regedit" and press enter
click on Edit > find and then type in "his name"
and click Find Next.
for Every Occurance of His name, simply substitute your name in instead.
This should fix your problem, BUT remeber to make a Backup Copy of your System.dat, and user.dat FIRST incase of some bizzare error.

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by:rmr
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psykomage,

THANKS FOR THE HELP I AM PRETTY NEW WITH COMPUTERS AND WAS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH YOUR ANSWER AND HOW QUICKLY YOU GOT BACK TO ME. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
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