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Different registered owner in Windows?

Postby Muz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:28 pm

Have you guys ever had a computer but it had a different registered owner name?
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Re: Different registered owner in Windows?

Postby skullz613 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 pm

Yep, it the person who installed windows at the time. It can be changed using programs or registry hacks
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Re: Different registered owner in Windows?

Postby cavey » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:37 pm

yes, i`ve had many "used" computers with diff owners names...
go to your registry search the name and change it..
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Re: Different registered owner in Windows?

Postby HisDivineShadow » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:49 pm

Yep, I inherited a seven year old laptop from a relative which they didn't want and I actually used it with their original name although they'd otherwise cleaned it and created an admin account for me.

At the time I was a complete noob to PCs and didn't know how to change that but when I eventually learned it could be done quite easily I simply didn't bother. Never caused any problems over the six years I was using it.
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Re: Different registered owner in Windows?

Postby zombiegauze » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:06 am

Here is what I use to fix the Registered User issue

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph05548
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Re: Different registered owner in Windows?

Postby ZX81v2 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:17 pm

I'm never the registered owner..... !
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