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Change the Registered Owner and Organization (All Windows) Popular

If you entered the wrong registration information when you installed Windows you can change it and other miscellaneous settings such as ProductID and ProductName.

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Open your registry and find the key below for your operating system.

Windows 95, 98 and Me:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion]

Windows NT, 2000 and XP:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]

Modify the strings values of 'RegisteredOwner' and 'RegisteredOrganization' to equal the required owner and company names.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|RegisteredOwnerREG_SZ"Joe Bloggs"|
|RegisteredOrganizationREG_SZ"ACME, Inc."|
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Registry Settings
Value Name: RegisteredOwner, RegisteredOrganization
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: May 12, 2002