When installing Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP for the first time, you should have been prompted to enter an Owner Name and Organization / Company name. Normally there’s never a need to change these settings however what if you entered in a typo or, what if your not the original owner and you want to change this information?
For instance, if you open up pretty much any application that comes with Windows and Click Help, About. You will see the Registered Owner and Organization Name.
Again, although not a big deal, if your like me it’s the little things that drive me crazy 🙂
So, unfortunately Windows 7, XP and Vista doesn’t have an easy way to resolve this, however by following this How-To Tutorial, we can have you fixed up in just a few minutes.
Please note that before we start, the windows registry is very sensitive and you can easily make your computer inoperable if you don’t know what you are doing. That’s what this guide is here for!
Change Registered Owner
1. To start, Click the Start Menu icon. Then Type in Regedit and Press Enter. The regedit program should appear above, Click Regedit to open it.
Note – Although the steps shown are for Windows 7 and Windows Vista, the process is the same for Windows XP. Just Click – Start, Run and type Regedit to open the Windows Registry Editor
2. The User Account Control will pop up, click Continue unless you have previous Disabled the Windows Vista UAC
3. Now that the registry is open, Navigate to to the following key location in the Tree Navigation Menu
4. The two key entries to Modify are RegisteredOrganization and RegisterdOwner. To change them simply Double Click each entry to open the key editor and then Type your new name. To save changes click OK.
You can now close the Registry Editor if you are finished.
No reboot is required after your changes. Simply open Notepad or run WinVer.exe from the command line to verify the new Owner information has been set! GROOVY ehh??