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#1 rlight

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:08 PM

Greetings,

I purchased a used computer awhile ago. It is registered to the person from whom I bought it. Can I change the registered name to mine without causing any problems? If I can, how do I go about doing this?

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:31 PM

Since what I am about to link you to involves working with the registry, I cannot stress enough how important it is to back up your registry prior to making any changes. Let me repeat, BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE PROCEEDING.
See this guide on how to backup your registry if you do not know how: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...l74.html#backup
As for how to change the name see this guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Register...on-a-Windows-PC

Good luck, and hope that helps.

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#3 rlight

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:20 PM

When I attempted to run a backup by clicking on Start/Programs/Accessories/ System Tools and Backup. Then Backup Wizard/Next/Only Back up System State Data and Next to Finish. I received an 'error message" which stated the following: Backup Error: Drive A:\Backup.bkf is empty. How do I proceed? Would it be best just to leave the 'registered name' as is and not try to change it to my name?

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 03:34 PM

To backup the registry proceed as follows:

1/ Click Start

2/ From the menu click Run

3/ In the Run dialog box type: regedit

4/ The Windows registry Editor will now open

5/ Click the File option on the main toolbar and, from the drop down menu, select Export

6/ In the Export Registry File dialog box select All

7/ Now name the file

8/ Finally click the Save button

9/ To return the registry back to its original state should something go wrong simply click on the File option on the main registry editor toolbar and then select Import
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:24 AM

To backup/restore Windows registry easily with no hassle ERUNT is the best tool.

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

I coded a simple tool to change owner info easily. I attached it with the post. :thumbsup:

Edited by Romeo29, 19 April 2009 - 02:54 AM.





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