Re: Windows registered name incorrect



GB
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
I bought a new computer which had been on display in the shop. I changed the
registered user (as it had the shop name) in the registry and created a user
account for myself. However, it still records the original shop's name in the
documents and settings file, which carries through all of the software
settings and shows up in my face every time I print (as the user). I
researched the Microsoft Knowledge base and they said it can't be changed in
Windows XP Home. I will now try to simply create a new user and transfer all
of my data over. You would think this would be a simple issue, however it is
not the case. Wish me luck. Thanks for the idea.

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> Dick;
> The easiest way to change it under Documents and Settings is to create a new
> profile and copy the data from old to new profile:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151
> The old profile can be safely deleted from User Accounts once you are sure
> all is OK in the new profile.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>
>
> "Dick Ballard" <ballardr@att.net> wrote in message
> news:ll9cu05mtccvb292k15e6ca93p87a872d3@4ax.com...
> > OK, I got the Registered To: Name entry changed under My
> > Computer/Properties/General tab, but the original erroneous name entry
> > appears all over the machine. It shows up in all of the Documents and
> > Settings paths and therefore is part of every programs data path.
> >
> > If I search on that bad entry in the registry, it is all over the
> > place, usually as part of a Documents and Settings path. There must be
> > 50 or more such entries. It even shows up as User Name entries in the
> > registry even though I never used that as a user name. I suppose I
> > might be able to change them all (is there a search/replace function
> > in Regedit?), but what does that do to all the applications that use
> > the data path with the phony entry? Will they be suitably notified of
> > the path change by the new registry entries?
> >
> > This all resulted from a single flubbed key stroke at first turn on,
> > and now there seems to be no way to recover without major pain.
> >
> > Dick Ballard
> > ballardr@att.net
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 17:48:21 -0700, "Jupiter Jones [MVP]"
> > <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Dick;
> >>Go here:
> >>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> >>Line 7 right column "Change Registered Owner..."
> >
> > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
> >
> >
> > "Dick Ballard" <ballardr@att.net> wrote in message
> > news:t5s8u09172cb321c72tlqv12c3hvairp4t@4ax.com...
> >> Brand new laptop with Windows XP Home. On first start up I goofed
> >> while entering my name. Now under My Computer/Properties it has the
> >> mis typed name for the Registered To: entry. How do I change this? It
> >> is not the user name or the administrator or the computer name.
> >>
> >> Dick Ballard
> >> ballardr@att.net
> >
> >
>
>
>

Jack
07-10-2005, 02:13 AM
Take it back and tell them you want a new computer as the one they gave you
is a used computer. A new computer will allow you to place your name in
there and not the name of a shop somewhere.

"GB" <GB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2E7B578A-DA6D-4FA3-AA09-A0ED3BA52DFF@microsoft.com...
>I bought a new computer which had been on display in the shop. I changed
>the
> registered user (as it had the shop name) in the registry and created a
> user
> account for myself. However, it still records the original shop's name in
> the
> documents and settings file, which carries through all of the software
> settings and shows up in my face every time I print (as the user). I
> researched the Microsoft Knowledge base and they said it can't be changed
> in
> Windows XP Home. I will now try to simply create a new user and transfer
> all
> of my data over. You would think this would be a simple issue, however it
> is
> not the case. Wish me luck. Thanks for the idea.
>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Dick;
>> The easiest way to change it under Documents and Settings is to create a
>> new
>> profile and copy the data from old to new profile:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=811151
>> The old profile can be safely deleted from User Accounts once you are
>> sure
>> all is OK in the new profile.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>>
>>
>> "Dick Ballard" <ballardr@att.net> wrote in message
>> news:ll9cu05mtccvb292k15e6ca93p87a872d3@4ax.com...
>> > OK, I got the Registered To: Name entry changed under My
>> > Computer/Properties/General tab, but the original erroneous name entry
>> > appears all over the machine. It shows up in all of the Documents and
>> > Settings paths and therefore is part of every programs data path.
>> >
>> > If I search on that bad entry in the registry, it is all over the
>> > place, usually as part of a Documents and Settings path. There must be
>> > 50 or more such entries. It even shows up as User Name entries in the
>> > registry even though I never used that as a user name. I suppose I
>> > might be able to change them all (is there a search/replace function
>> > in Regedit?), but what does that do to all the applications that use
>> > the data path with the phony entry? Will they be suitably notified of
>> > the path change by the new registry entries?
>> >
>> > This all resulted from a single flubbed key stroke at first turn on,
>> > and now there seems to be no way to recover without major pain.
>> >
>> > Dick Ballard
>> > ballardr@att.net
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 17:48:21 -0700, "Jupiter Jones [MVP]"
>> > <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >>Dick;
>> >>Go here:
>> >>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>> >>Line 7 right column "Change Registered Owner..."
>> >
>> > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>> >
>> >
>> > "Dick Ballard" <ballardr@att.net> wrote in message
>> > news:t5s8u09172cb321c72tlqv12c3hvairp4t@4ax.com...
>> >> Brand new laptop with Windows XP Home. On first start up I goofed
>> >> while entering my name. Now under My Computer/Properties it has the
>> >> mis typed name for the Registered To: entry. How do I change this? It
>> >> is not the user name or the administrator or the computer name.
>> >>
>> >> Dick Ballard
>> >> ballardr@att.net
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>


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