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#1 Geoff777

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:19 PM

Hi all.

I have just bought my wife a new laptop and she wants to give her old, serviceable laptop to our son.

Rather than show her name on logon or add another user, l want to change the registered owner in system settings, add my son as an administrator user and delete my wife as a user.

However after adding my son as a user l cannot delete my wife's user profile, does not delete it.
Any ideas please? Windows XP Home service pack 2

Many thanks
Geoff

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:32 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Take a look, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279783

See the line about not being able to delete a user who is logged on, that may apply.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 01:41 PM

Go to Start then run type in regedit hit enter

go to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion and thats where you change the registered owner.

Careful you only edit that one key.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:46 AM

Hi.

Thanks for getting back to me. Where exactly in currnet version do you change the registered user? I can't seem to find it?

Many thanks
Geoff

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:48 AM

On the right hand side under RegisteredOwner

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:50 AM

OK found it! :thumbsup: Many thanks
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:52 AM

OK found it! :thumbsup: Many thanks


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