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  1. #1
    Capt.Hook
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    Default Changing Registered to....


    Have aquired a second computer,and was interested to know if I can change the name from the previous owner, who it's registered to.It's the name that appears in the System Properties,under the General tab.
    It's running XPhome.

    Hook

  2. #2
    Rob99
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    Default Re: Changing Registered to....

    In the system32 folder you change the oem info ini file.
    Hopefully that gives you a tip, if you want further instructions post back, and I will have a look for instructions.

  3. #3
    Jen C
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    Default Re: Changing Registered to....

    Yes you can do that easily enough. Just follow the instructions here

  4. #4
    Rob99
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    Default Re: Changing Registered to....

    Follow Jen's link I was thinking of something elese

  5. #5
    Capt.Hook
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    Default Re: Changing Registered to....


    Thanks for that Rob and Jen.

    Once again I get to learn a bit more.
    The request came from a person who is interested in buying it from me,and wants his name on it.

    While we're at it,
    the computer in question has OfficeXPpro installed,and Works Suite 2003 also.If I delete these programs completely,am I able then,to install them on my computer,I have all the installation discs and keys,or would I be doing something I shouldn't be doing.

    Thanks again

    Hook

  6. #6
    godfather
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    Default Re: Changing Registered to....

    > the computer in question has OfficeXPpro
    > installed,and Works Suite 2003 also.If I delete
    > these programs completely,am I able then,to install
    > them on my computer,I have all the installation
    > discs and keys,or would I be doing something I
    > shouldn't be doing.

    Depends on the versions.

    If they are OEM versions, chances are you will not be able to re-activate them, as they will be "locked" by MS to the hardware they were originally activated on. Thats also a condition of the EULA, they can only be transferred with the hardware.

    If they are full versions though they will be transferrable. If they do not activate it will take a phone call to MS to explain you have uninstalled from the old PC.

  7. #7
    Capt.Hook
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    Default Re: Changing Registered to....


    Thanks for that GF.

    Yes they are OEM versions,so they can stay where they are.
    That counts that idea out.


    Hook

  8. #8
    godfather
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    Default Re: Changing Registered to....

    I assume that MS do not "reset" the activations on OEM versions as they do on others after several months, but you would only find out by trying.

  9. #9
    Capt.Hook
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    Default Re: Changing Registered to....

    Cheers GF, for sowing the seed of adventure

    Although the programs in question were installed,I know they were never used at any time by the previous owner,so I may give the works suite a try.
    The Office XP pro is the Academic Edition and states;for use by Qualified Educational User only*.I consider myself a qualified educational user,maybe not in the fields of education that they are use to,but I'm definitely a qualified educator in my profession.

    Is it nessecary to have them both,or is one of the programs sufficient?

    Hook

  10. #10
    godfather
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    Default Re: Changing Registered to....

    You do not need Works if you have Office, thats for sure.

    If Office is Academic, it should re-activate OK.

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