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How to change computer name through the registry

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Hi, I recently purchased a used computer from a relative, however he tried to do something where he changed the computer name, but not through the control panel, but through the registry actual keys. Everything works, but I noticed that when microsoft office starts, it doesnt start right away. It seems like the key is making it point elsewhere (perhaps the prior computer username). It says preparing to install, then I press cancel and then it opens. It is a hassle, is there any way to change the registry back to the way it was, or to manually change the keys to the name I want. I am not obviously going to touch the registry unless I am given instructions. Thx

Edited by tiffanytaylor, 05 June 2011 - 09:20 PM.

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see if this will help here...
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