Change Origional User Name on XP-Pro

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Blackspear, May 8, 2003.

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  1. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    When a PC is setup you are asked to place in a name. The
    person no longers uses the PC and we want to change the
    name. In "Control Panel\Users Acounts" you can change a
    users name, HOWEVER, the origional user still remains
    hidden within the system.

    When I send a "3M Post-it Note" by email the origional
    user is still displayed. When I open my Canon Zoom-
    browser", the origional user is still displayed.

    How do I change this?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Metallica

    Metallica Guest

    Blackspear,

    Just guessing here, but were these programs installed when that user account was still active?
     
  3. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Yes, all programs still there, and we want to continue with them.

    Cheers.
     
  4. Metallica

    Metallica Guest

    I'm not familiar with the programs you mentioned, but you could check if you can change the username in the program itself. Often Help > Info or Help > Registration
    Otherwise you'd have to perform a search for the old username in the registry and change all the entries you find into the new username. Backup your registry before changing it manually!!
     
  5. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    I thought as much (change the registry), I was just hoping there was a way within Windows to make the change. It shouldn't be this difficult.

    Oh well, you get that :(

    Cheers.
     
  6. JacK

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    Hello,

    Win2K/XP :
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    Win98 :
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/ Software/ Microsoft/ Windows/ CurrentVersion

    Modify RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization.

    Rgds,
     
  7. Blackspear

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    Cheers Jack, I'll give that a whirl :D
     
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