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    Wink Change Registered Owner in Windows 10/8/7

    When installing Windows for the first time, you should have been prompted to enter an Owner Name and Organization or a Company name. Normally there’s never a need to change these settings. But what if we can change it? Isn't it wonderful to change the name of the person that Windows is registered to? If yes, then go through this cool tip. Just take a look:

    Read our step by step Guide on how to change it

    Change registered owner in Windows




    • Open the Registry Editor by using regedit.exe through the start menu search box, and then locate the following registry key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    • Or, simply search for registry name 'RegisteredOwner' (without quotes) from Edit > Find.







    Now you can find the RegisteredOwner keys in the right-hand pane. Modify them to whatever values you want.

    To check out the new changes, just type winver.exe into the start menu search box & you will get the 'About Windows' box. Bingo!!!

    I know it’s not all that useful, but it might be useful to you if you got a computer from somebody else. Hope you like it!
    Last edited by AshishM; 30th August 2019 at 11:04.
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    Interesting! Windows is full of options and tweaks - difficult to keep a track of all. Thanks for posting about this one.

    It is always a god idea to backup the registry or quickly create a system restore point first before touching the registry.

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    I've had to use this in the past when a family was giving their computer to their son and they wanted to keep everything on it, just change the names.

    Nice writeup!

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