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Changing the Registered Organization and User Name in Windows XP

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For any number of reasons, it may be necessary to change the registered owner or user name in the Windows registry. This document provides instruction on changing the Owner/User Name by editing the Windows Registry.

Before beginning

This document applies to the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. For ease of use during file editing, print a copy of this document.
CAUTION: Make a backup copy of the Microsoft Windows system registry file before making any changes to the registry. The registry file is an essential component of Windows as it contains the database of all information pertaining to the system's configuration. Making a mistake in the system registry file can cause serious damage to the Windows operating system.

Step 1: Backing up the registry by creating a restore point

A restore point represents the Compaq Presario's configuration at a given moment in time. Making a restore point allows resetting the Presario back to this same configuration at some time in the future.
  1. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then System Restore.
    The System Restore window will open.
  2. Click Create a Restore Point, and then click Next.
  3. Type anything into the Restore Point Description field that helps describe the Compaq Presario current configuration, and then click Create (see Figure: Naming the Restore Point).
    Figure 1: Naming the Restore Point
  4. A new screen appears stating that a new restore point has been successfully created. The name of the restore point and the time and date appears in red. Make note of the name for future reference.
  5. Click Close to exit back to Windows, or click Home to return to the main System Restore window.

Step 2: Editing the Windows Registry to reflect a new owner/user name

  1. Click Start, and then Run.
    The Run window will open.
  2. In the Open box, type: regedit and then click OK.
  3. In the Regedit window, click Edit, and then Find Next.
  4. In the Find what box, type: RegisteredOrganization (case sensitive), and then click Find Next.
    NOTE:"RegisteredOrganization" is case sensitive and should be typed as one word.
    Figure 2: Finding the Registered Organization file in Windows XP
  5. In the right pane, double-click the highlighted file.
    Figure 3: Double-clicking the highlighted file in the right pane
  6. Under Value data, delete the existing name.
    Figure 4: Deleting the existing name in the Value data field
  7. Under Value data type in the desired new name (or leave blank), and then OK.
  8. Click Exit on the File menu to quit Registry Editor
    NOTE: The path for RegisteredOrganization is the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
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