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How to change your registration name

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I'm returning a notebook for a refund and I want to change the name that I entered in when Win 98 was booting up for the first time.
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Question by:conserval
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by:roupik
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open regedit in command line

after regedit is open, press F3 and enter that name

repaet until you get on the right position and than edit this value

close regedit :o)
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by:mspool
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The key is

HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\RegisteredOwner
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by:mspool
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Whoops, add a "\Windows\" in between

Microsoft and CurrentVersion
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by:foulc
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Here is the path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

The string value,

RegisteredOwner

Is where store the user name.
You can modify it by dobuleclick it

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by:foulc
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Oh , no , someone have answered
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by:Jason_S
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I would simply format the drive.  They will need to rebuild the instalation anyway.
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XMR_BeaNSX earned 50 total points
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Windows 9x:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion]

Windows NT:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]

Then modify the values of 'RegisteredOwner' and 'RegisteredOrganization'.

Value Name:
RegisteredOwner, RegisteredOrganization
Data Type: REG_SZ
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by:Jason_S
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XMR_BeaNSX:  I see you are new here.  Welcome.  Please refrain from posting an "Answer" in a post.  When you do so, it reduces visibility, and locks the question from receiving comments from all except registered Experts.  Especialy when your input has already been said.  Try to use comments only unless you have a definite answer, and the post is not long, and ongoing.
Thank you.

conserval:  Any feedback from you?
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by:XMR_BeaNSX
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sorry bout that bro i wasnt aware and ill remember that
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by:rayt333
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XMR_BeaNSX
You have the option to change the proposed answer to a comment.
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by:Jason_S
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No problem.  Look forward to working with you.
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