Change Registered User in Windows

Background

It is been question in my mind for long time that when ever we install an application mostly we see the dialog box filled with name. Always wondered from where it came from. Finally came to know that this is nothing but a registered user/owner name of windows.

Though it is not very useful, but it is good to know option rather than changing the name every time when we install an application.

Solution

In order to change this name we have to browse following registry key in the registry editor

Go to Run -> type “regedit” and then locate mentioned registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersion

Now you can see “RegisteredUser” and “RegisteredOrganization” keys in the right side. You can change their values as per your choice by just double clicking the key.

Registry Editor

Registry Editor

Now that we have changed the data we need to confirm that changes were successful. To do so again open Run prompt and type “winver.exe” and hit enter and you will see the changes at the bottom of the window.

Windows Version

Windows Version

Hope this helps.

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