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#1 Tierra93

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:20 AM

My computer company messed up on installation of windows 10. 
 
Today, I found out that the registered owner's name is wrong (besides and corrected admin account).  This is not the same as the computer name.  I really hate doing registry things, but is that the only way to change and if so, how to do so safely.
 
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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:53 AM

The place for this is the Control Panel's User Accounts applet.  I don't see anything there for changing an ID for a given account, but you can just create another administrator account there.  I've done that numerous times in the past.  It's good practice to have more than one anyway since once in a while a given account can become corrupted.

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:58 AM

Tierra93,

 

         What do you mean by the "registered owner's name" and how do you know it's wrong?  I'm not seeing that anywhere in the main System Properties panel and I have no idea where or what you're looking at.


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:15 PM

Thank you for your responses - Niweg & britechguy

 

It's not the computer name or account name. But the owner's name that's in the registry. My computer company is going to fix it as the USB they made of windows 10 doesn't work either. I found out when I was checking for the product keys with a program as I was going to restore windows 10 as magnifier doesn't work (but the USB didn't work either for the restore). I read that it had to be fixed in the registry - but I won't mess with that.

 

My computer company said they won't place my name on the computer when they fix the problems and are going to try to fix it and the USB drive in the next couple days.

 

Thank you very much.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:50 PM

I was somewhat confused as to what 'registered owner's name' was all about but found this which quickly revealed all. If you don't want to touch the registry then fair play.

 

Turns out mine is just the ms account name.

 

Just add for clarity that the link refers to vista but the article claims it works for all versions of windows vista and up. What it did for me was tell me about winver.exe which displayed the 'about windows' screen which I have never seen before.


Edited by idleHands, 21 January 2016 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:09 PM

Thank you - everyone.

 

I sent the computer back to the manufacturer as there were problems with the USB stick for factory reset and magnifier not working and problems with the driver for the video.  Just got it back and still problems with the magnifer not working and getting error messages and video driver problems (although the manufacturer said they were cleared up with the new clean install).

 

They said that my name shouldn't be anywhere on the computer, but don't know for sure since the other problems they said they cleared up are still problems.

 

I appreciate everyone's help greatly.


Edited by Tierra93, 28 January 2016 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:19 PM

For future references, you can copy/paste the following in a file, change the extension to .reg and launch it to modify the RegisteredOwner name in the Registry. Simply change $NAME for whatever name you want.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
"RegisteredOwner"="$NAME"

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:43 PM

Thank you - Aura! 

 

I hate going into the registry so was looking for another way; however, supposedly it's no longer an issue.



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:49 PM

No problem Tierra, you're welcome :)

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