Changing the registration information.

By ajaykumar5
Jan 2, 2005
  1. Hi!

    I recently bought an IBM lap top off ebay. The laptop is working fine. However when I check the properties in my computer it is registered to the old user.

    How can I change it.
  2. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    jump into the registry


    Depending on your Operating System you should be able to find the registration details at the following Registry Key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    Just change the name in the String to whatever you want....

    the more stupid people think you are, the more suprised they'll be when you kill them
  3. ajaykumar5

    ajaykumar5 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Changing the registry

    Where would I find this registry in Windows XP?
  4. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    enter the registry


    go to:

    Start, Run
    Type: "regedit" without the quotation marks
    Click OK

    The Registry Editor will open up.

    On the left hand column, navigate to the following location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    Now, in the right hand window: There is a key called: "RegisteredOwner"

    Double click on it and the properties will open up.

    change the name/value data to your desired name, Click OK.

    Close the Registry Editor.

    Check in System Properties (Right click My Computer/Properties)

    Your Registered to: name should now be changed.
  5. ajaykumar5

    ajaykumar5 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Changing the registry


    While testing the Laptop I installed XP 3 times. When the laptop boots up it shows all the three installations.

    How can I remove the other 2.
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