Change Registered Owner or Company in Vista

Posted On 2009-04-08 by FortyPoundHead
Tags: Software Hack/Tweak Tip Tutorial Vista
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When installing Windows Vista, you may inadvertantly mispell the Registered User or Company name. It does happen! Now you may be thinking that you have to re-install in order to fix the mistake, but not so. You can perform a small tweak to the registry to change the information as needed.

Follow these steps to change the registered user name or the company name in Windows Vista:

  • Click Start, then in the search area type:Regedit

  • After opening the Registry editor, browse to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion

  • Look for the two values named RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization. Double-click the one you'd like to change.

  • Change the values as needed

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