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#1 CM2005GT

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:34 PM

how do i change the registered user name for my computer and what start up items do i absolutely need to keep if i go into selective startup from msconfig command?

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:01 AM

To answer your questions:
  • Start - Right click My Computer - Properties - Comuter Name - Change
  • Go into msconfig and google whatever you don't know what it is and see if it's legit or if it's some bs that you don't need that is just slowing you down


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:54 AM

Or, instead of using Google, you can use the Startup List tab, at the top of this page. :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:02 AM

It is a good idea to also look through your services as well as the startups.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:22 AM

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:49 AM

To answer your questions:

  • Start - Right click My Computer - Properties - Comuter Name - Change
  • Go into msconfig and google whatever you don't know what it is and see if it's legit or if it's some bs that you don't need that is just slowing you down


yea i know that but im talkting about the REGISTERED USER go to mycomputer right click and when the window pops up it says registered to: NAME i need to change that name

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:49 AM

Microsoft KB article on the registration changes

if you are not comfortable working int he registry, DO NOT DO THIS!!!. and even if you are, make a backup first.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310441

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:02 PM

Microsoft KB article on the registration changes

if you are not comfortable working int he registry, DO NOT DO THIS!!!. and even if you are, make a backup first.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310441

This is excellent advise. If you make a mistake with your registry you could very well damage it to the point you will have to perform a clean install of windows.
We recommend ERUNT to backup you registry, all though you can do it manually.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 09:52 PM

Thanks that worked

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 09:55 PM

Glad to help




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