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Removing Registered Name


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#1 roaddie

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:52 PM

:thumbsup: Hello all,
I have a dell pc running windows xp and I needed to know how to remove my sister's registered name from it. It is a flat desktop and I am cleaning it out for my grandson and I want it to have his name without wiping xp out completely because I , nor does she have the boot cd.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:13 PM

You can use User Accounts via Control Panel to add a new account, and remove the old one. I would create the new account first then log into that one, and use it to remove the unwanted account.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:29 PM

Changing registered name requires registry edit: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...ner-in-windows/

WARNING!!! This suggestion involves editing of the registry. Improper editing of the registry can cause your computer to become unbootable. ALWAYS backup your registry before modifying the registry.

To backup your registry, create a System Restore point. Alternatively, you can use the free utility ERUNT to create backups of your registry: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

For more information about modifying the registry, see this Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/256986

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:31 PM

Thanks Broni for pointing that out to me, I read registered name and thought of username.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:33 PM

No problem :thumbsup:

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