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    Question Transfer ownership of computer & win 7 SP1

    I'm giving my windows 7 computer to my daughter. Do I have to do anything else besides change the owner name so that she can get updates? Or can I even do this?
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    Lorraine,

    I'd just create a new Account for her if you want to let her manage it (if of age) make it Admin if not (under age) Make it User level and password protect your account (admin) so you can make changes when necessary.

    If doing the former then just delete your account & select the option to kill the data also.

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    Thanks RetiredGeek, but I want to turn the computer over to her completely (she's 50+) and I don't want my name on it at all. I will be uninstalling most of my programs, leaving a few that she can use. This is the way she's like it set up as well.

    Can we do that?
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    Lorraine,

    Ok.

    1. Uninstall the desired programs.
    2. Setup an Admin Level account for her.
    3. Reboot into the new account.
    4. Delete the Your account selecting the delete data option.
    5. Change the owner.
    6. Done!


    BTW: Not a bad idea to take a system Image BEFORE doing this just-in-case.

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    ...and make sure you give her the MS or OEM OS DVD that came with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleRain63 View Post
    I'm giving my windows 7 computer to my daughter. Do I have to do anything else besides change the owner name so that she can get updates? Or can I even do this?
    The license remains with the PC assuming it is OEM, there is nothing to do (the product key should be on the case).

    If it is an Upgrade or Retail package then as Roland says the disk package (which has the product key inside) must accompany the PC for it to comply with the license. Even then neither MS, nor the PC nor the OS knows about the transfer. So in a practical sense it does not matter.

    How to do it has already be described by RetiredGeek. Backup>create Admin account for your daughter>Use that account to delete your account. Might want to ensure any apps you are keeping for her are present and available for her use in her account before deleting.
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    Many thanks to all who replied.

    This is an OEM custom built system, and I have all the documentation. There's just one thing I'm not quite sure of, and that is how to make sure the apps I leave behind are in her account.

    Please forgive my ignorance, but I have never dealt with user accounts. I have been the only user of this PC and I turned off the user account control the first time it appeared and haven't looked at it since. Can you point me to a resource or somewhere I can get some simple instructions on how to do this?

    Thanks again for all of your valuable help.
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    Lorraine,

    The apps will be there but you may have to create/recreate any desktop Icons to access them.

    Some installers give you the option to install for all users vs the current user. The only difference is if the startup shortcuts are placed in the current user's profile or the All Users profile. You can copy any shortcuts in your Account profile to the new one you create for your daughter.

    Locations:

    C:\Users\[YOUR USERID HERE]\Desktop

    Copy to: C:\Users\[DAUGHTERS USERID HERE]\Desktop

    If you have programs that you are starting from a custom toolbar or such you can always navigate to the Program's Directory in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86) right-click on the program's .exe file and choose "create shortcut". This will place a shortcut on the desktop, of course do this while your daughter is logged in.

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    Thank you so much RG, you have no idea how much my daughter and I appreciate the help you provided to give her an uncluttered computer.

    If we have any problems after the transfer, I'll be back.
    Lorraine in Westbank, BC

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    RetiredGeek, earlier I copied the desktop icons from RollyPolly account into adminstrator's account, and when I exited RP and logged into admin -- there they were Is this also what you had in mind?
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