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Win XP Pro - Registered Name


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I would like to over ride or redisignate the Name I used when I set up Win XP Pro into my computer.
Any one know how this can be done?
Thanks!
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Click start then right click my computer, click properties then computer name

Click start then control panel, click user accounts, then click user accounts, click the account you want to change then click change my name
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Thanks Keith,
Went there: start, computer right click on properties...
What I am trying to change is the name that is displayed under the "General tab" where it says registered to: XXXXX in the same block as software serial number.
I believe its The full computer name, not the computer discription as designated in the Computer Name tab.

I have searched the registery but could not locate where this Registered to: name is stored.
Any thoughts??
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start > my computer > computer name > change
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Try here

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;310441
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Thanks dsenette,
tried that... rebooted computer .... still shows original name used when I first loaded XP Pro on my machine in the General tab ...

I know its pulling that info from the computer registry but I don't know where it resides, so I can change it.

Any other thoughts????
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ah...that registered to...isn't tied to the computer name...that's just the registered to thingamajigger...now i know what you're talking about...i'll do some digging
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http://www.wugnet.co...gacy.asp?ID=470 <--- this will do it


maybe not this is for 98

Edited by dsenette, 08 September 2005 - 08:26 AM.

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the xp directions say that that info should be in windows nt instead of windows..but all the dirrectins are the same, i can't find the entry in my registry...but that doesn't mean anything.
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Thanks Keith,

I searched microsoft's data base several times but couldn't come up with this bulletin..
Although, I had tried to locate this in the registery, I keep hitting a wall because I was going into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion Not Windows NT\CurrentVersion....
Thanks for the link.. Problem solved..

To all: thanks for your input!
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Thank You for letting us know
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