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mike
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      9th Jul 2008
i have purchased a used dell 4550 with xp home sp2 and added sp3
how can i change the registration of xp from previious owners name to mine?
 
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      9th Jul 2008
http://www.google.com/search?q=xp+ch...x=&startPage=1

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thank you, i should have thought of google first , sorry....

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      9th Jul 2008
Change Registered Owner and Organization:
See Kelly's Korner, Line 7, Right hand column.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Change Computer's Name:
Click: Start/Control Panel/System Icon
In the 'System Properties' windows click on the 'Computer Name'
Then click on the 'Change' button.

Also from Kelly's Korner
Change Computer Name (Line 109)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

MS Knowledge Base article:
How to change a computer name, join a domain, and add a computer description
in Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295017


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> how can i change the registration of xp from previious owners name to
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Bruce Chambers
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      10th Jul 2008
mike wrote:
> i have purchased a used dell 4550 with xp home sp2 and added sp3
> how can i change the registration of xp from previious owners name to mine?



With second-hand computers, especially if acquired from strangers
but perhaps even if acquired from a family member or friend, your wisest
course of action would definitely be to format the hard drives and start
fresh. You don't want to get in trouble because the original owner may
have filled the hard drive with kiddie porn, or have problems because
the original owner downloaded/installed viruses or other malware.

However, to fix the "Registered to" information for WinNT/2K/XP,
you can use Start > Run > Regedit.exe to edit:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\RegisteredOwner

and:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current
Version\RegisteredOrganization

How this will affect the name displayed in previously installed
applications will vary depending upon each individual program; some read
the registered owner information dynamically, while others read it only
during installation.

The user profile folders (C:\Documents and Settings\Username)
_cannot_ be renamed, without risky registry editing, even if the
associated user account has been. So, your best course of action would
be to log on using the built-in Administrator account, create a new user
account, with the username desired. Once you've logged in using this
new account (and transfered any data you need to preserve, you can then
delete the old user account(s).

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;279783

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;811151


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