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Change Windows XP registration name

by dfountain / October 7, 2004 2:44 AM PDT

I recently purchased a new laptop with Windows XP Home Edition. I upgraded it to XP Professional, but the registration name is still the one used when origianlly built. How do I change the registration name to my name?

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Re: Change Windows XP registration name
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2004 2:52 AM PDT
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Re: Change Windows XP registration name
by dfountain / October 7, 2004 4:16 AM PDT

Thanks much Bob. Feel kinda silly not checking there first.

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Don't fret.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2004 4:25 AM PDT

I only showed how I found the article...


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Re: Change Windows XP registration name
by jurisam / October 7, 2004 7:44 AM PDT

attached hereby explanation I offered once on the same issue
"Here is my advice:
When you open the "System Properties" window,click the "general" tab. There,you find, against the words "registered to:" the name on whom your PC is registered now.

In order to change the name, as you wish, please follow these steps:

Click the "Advance" button on the "system properties" window,then go down to "User Profiles" & click the "settings" button. That brings you to "User Profiles" Window. There, go down where you find two underlined words in blue,saying:"user accounts". Click on those words & you are being referred to a window named "User Accounts". There, click on the icon beside your name. Now, you are being asked: "What do you want to change about your account?" Underneath you find 5 options, of which the first one is relevant for you :"Change My Name". Now you are just about to reach the last step towards your goal: Click on the first option & there you find the right spot to put the new name for the new owner of the computer. Just add a click on the "Change Name" button & you are done.
Best wishes for success."

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