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#1 PrincessBene

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 01:28 PM

Yes, embarassingly so, I have issues with changng all of my file path names. When I purchased my computer new the business had already installed the OS, etc. So whenever I save ANY document, the crazy file name includes "HP_Owner" to my dismay. I have already tried to do a regedit, yet file names still have the dreaded HP Owner scar. Here's a lovely example: C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\My Documents\article.rtf. See?! :thumbsup: Quite maddening to me. So how would I change that so my name appears as author and document owner?
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 03:16 PM

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Hiya,

My first thought is that if you right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop, scroll to properties and see who the computer is registered to. Does it by any chance say Registered to HP_Owner ?

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 03:43 PM

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Hiya,

My first thought is that if you right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop, scroll to properties and see who the computer is registered to. Does it by any chance say Registered to HP_Owner ?

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Tony.

If that's the case, there is a registry edit to change it
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Edited by garmanma, 11 October 2007 - 03:44 PM.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 06:25 PM

When I install my MS OEM version of XP, I am given the choice of setting up a logon.

If I don't bother to do so with my name, I am greeted with OWNER for my Docs & Settings folders. If I do so, I am greeted with Louis as my user account name.

Check your user accounts and see what is listed there. It can be changed (Change My Name).

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 06:55 PM

Create a new account and use that. Changing the folder name of HP_Owner may work and it may not - take your chances.
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 11:49 PM

Sorry if I missed the point, but I believe you need to change two of this keys string values in the registry,
Start>Run>regedit>OK
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
Change the string values of RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization.
Probably just change RegisteredOwner and data blank for RegisteredOrganization.
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:15 PM

Bug,
Thanks for your help so far. Indeed, I browsed to the regedit and located the default user name and edited it. However, even after clicking okay the change did not remain so my files still read HP_Owner. I'm wondering if there is another string I am to change at the same time?

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:20 PM

And to Dearest Mark,
Yes, you are dangling a regedit carrot in front of me. Humbly I ask if you'd be so kind as to guide me through the process of doing the necessary edits I'd gratefully appreciate your expertise. As I've explained to Bug, although I did a regedit it did not remain edited once I close the registry. So perhaps there is another edit I'm supposed to utilize? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:27 PM

On this site, the instructions are provided. At the end he offers a small application to automate the proccess
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http://windowsxp.mvps.org/owner.htm

Edited by garmanma, 12 October 2007 - 01:29 PM.

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