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When I first installed Office, I accidently misspelled the name of the person in which the software is registered.  I can't figure out how to easily change the name.  Any help is greatly appreciated.
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What version of office ?

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by:Pete Long
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Change the Registered Owner in Microsoft Office (All Windows) Popular
With previous versions of Microsoft Office it was necessary to re-install Office to change the registered company as shown on the splash screen and in the About dialog box. With Office 2000 and XP it can be changed in the registry.

-Office 2000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Uninstall\{00000409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}]

Office XP
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Uninstall\{90280409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}]

Change the value of "RegCompany" and "RegOwner" to the required registered company and user names.

Then find the following registry key for your Office version.

Office 2000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common]

Office XP
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common]

And rename the sub-key called "UserInfo" to "OldUserInfo".

Exit your registry, close all the Office programs and restart one. The registered company should now be changed on both the splash screen and in the About dialog box.

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/460/
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by:Pete Long
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if its office 2003 then change the number in the key to 11 instead :)

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by:sunray_2003
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Pete , Rocks.. I quit..
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by:Pete Long
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sunray_2003,
LOL - Ive gotta get at least one question today :)
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by:sunray_2003
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waiting for the user to post.

GM, Pete
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by:Pete Long
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oooh thanks gents, I was putting that down to experience :)
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by:Pete Long
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--Mmm perhaps I still should still looks closed to me - ho hum
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by:sunray_2003
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not sure why that is pete..
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