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    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?
     
    mike, Jul 9, 2008
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    thank you, i should have thought of google first , sorry....

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    > >i have purchased a used dell 4550 with xp home sp2 and added sp3
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    JS Guest

    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


    JS
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    >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?
     
    JS, Jul 9, 2008
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  5. 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.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783

    How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151


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    Bruce Chambers, Jul 10, 2008
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