Change Your Windows XP Registration Information (XP Pro/Home)

When you install Windows XP, you are required to provide registration information including your name and organization. This information is then visible on the General tab from the System Properties dialog box (right click My Computer and click Properties).

You can change the registration information after you install Windows XP by editing the registry.

  • Click Start and click Run.
  • Type regedit and click OK.
  • Expand the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
  • In the right pane, double click RegisteredOrganization.
  • Type in the new organization name and click OK.
  • Double click RegisteredOwner.
  • Type in the new name of the registered owner and click OK.
  • Close the Registry Editor.
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    • Npx

      Nice job. Helpful tutorial

    • Koorosh

      thanks :-)

    • Louis R Diaz

      Thanks, for the tip.

    • omar

      Ur the Best :-)

    • AdOr

      Thank you for the tutorial. It helped me and I managed to change the registering information.

    • David

      Thankyou, very quick and helpful.

    • Sandy

      Very helpful. System support for my PC could not even tell me how to resolve this.

    • Kyos Kitsune

      Thank you very much!! This was great information!

    • William Lewis

      Thank you so very much you made it so easy.

    • Elliott

      How do you change/remove the picture in that properties box? I.E. the company brand that sold the computer.


    • jack

      smart and cute … thanks

    • Ty Hurd

      Thanks for the help! just what i was looking for!

    • al

      Thankx diana id like to give you a big hug :) i just wanna know why i cant get rid of the name on a folder in documents & settings – previous owner data still there- i dont want to format c as i will lose all the win genuine reg key et.c the previous owner didnt give me the restore CD :( also on my sisters laptop its a bit unfair that after a serious virus had to format C again restore CD lost so win gen reg info lost – we tried to type in the XP key thats on the sticker on the bottom of laptop but it doesnt work:( anyone can advise if theres a solution to the problems ive mentioned? thanks :)

    • Yogeesh

      Thank you very much to guide me to change my registration information because while i install windows xp i didnt enter the personal information such as Name and organization now i am able to change it accouding to my requirement. This is an very use ful information. thank you once again

    • Rupesh

      Thank u so so so much DIANA!
      I m very happy n lucky to share this trick.
      I ve installed xp sp3 n it runs cool on my dual core 1.6 ghz with a 1gb ram.The only problem was whenever i try to install a application or c windows properties it displayed that the computer is registered on ‘*’ .It looks very irritating .But now there is no limit of my happiness whenever i c my name in place of that vulgar ‘*’. Thank u once again diana hope u will keep helping the people like this only.

    • Srinivas

      Thanx Diana…!

      This was very Helpful…..!

      I can now change the name instantaneously whenever i format my PC…!

      It was very Nice of u…!

      Thanx once again…!

      Keep Smiling…. :)

      Spread the Joy…!

      Maintain Peace….. :)

    • Frans

      Thanks a lot! Straight to the point, love it!

    • Getoninja

      awesome it workedl, thanks for sharing!