Change the Registered Owner in Windows

by Eric Geier [Published on 9 May 2012 / Last Updated on 11 Oct. 2011]

Registry change lets you modify the registered name and organization.

You can change the registered owner’s name and organization that’s stored by Windows, viewable via the Windows winver.exe program. This is useful, for example, if your organization changes its name or is bought out, or if they buy used PCs. Changing the registration info isn’t extremely important, but can be useful as some program installers prefill their registration details with those from Windows.

To change the Windows registration info, change the value of the following two registry values:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

DWORD Name: RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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