• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 205
  • Last Modified:

Licensing change

I am having trouble with errors .. My nephew gave me his old computer and it is licensed to him.  Can I change the licensing to my name ?  Thanks Genie
0
bluesgenie
Asked:
bluesgenie
1 Solution
 
sirbountyCommented:
Start->Run->Regedit
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Click CurrentVersion
Double-click Registered Owner in the right pane
Type in your name and click OK
0
 
briancassinCommented:
This is how to change the PC over to your name

Change Your Registered User Information

it is recommended you make a backup of your registry prior to this

Go to start run type regedit and hit enter
go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion..
You can change the value of RegisteredOrganization, RegisteredOwner, or ProductId by double clicking and editing to your hearts content. then finish
0
 
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
But remember this is only valid if your nephew has given you the licence for the software and is not using it on his own computer ;)
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Windows 7 Basic

This introductory course to Windows 7 environment will teach you about working with the Windows operating system. You will learn about basic functions including start menu; the desktop; managing files, folders, and libraries.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now