Change Dell "ownership" title (BIOS screen) on laptop?


We purchased some refurbished Dell Latitude D830 laptops.  Upon boot, the BIOS/POST screen shows the previous owner's company name at the top of the screen.  Have looked in BIOS (the field is there under system info but unchangeable), used Dell's CCTK utility (which can change Asset and Service tags but not Ownership), flashed newer BIOS, reset BIOS to defaults.  Still have the old company's name on boot up.

Anyone know how to fix?  BIOS shows it being called the "Ownership tag".

Thanks in advance for your help.
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dbruntonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It appears you need the Dell Asset Tag utility.

See and also for examples and information.

Now shows Dell utils for this, the ones that start with asset.  Which ones are applicable in your situation I don't know and I also don't know if the ones listed there will work with your machine.
Here is a page on it..

As a former dell field tech.. they are pretty easy to use..   I would assume you have an older notebook?  They have changed this when the switched away from the bios boot.

If you're system is newer than a couple of years it probably will not work with this utility.
taftelectricAuthor Commented:
Used FTP link to find a utility called "" which gave me command-line options to change Ownership.  Command syntax I used to remove the tag is " /o /d".
Donald HendersonIT ManagerCommented:
Also you can just go to the Dell Support page for the machine s/n and download it from there.
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