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    'Owner's' Name

    I am turning over my older, but still very good machine to my mother-in-law. I do not want to do too much setting up (as in reformatting), just have cleaned up all the files and programs she doesn't need. (She'll do mostly email, plus the occasional letter in Word). I would like to have the "registered to" name show her name, (now in myu name) - it would make the computer so much more personal for her. Can this be done without reformatting and re-registering? If so, how? I have Woody's MOTHER books, which have helped me untold times, but this question has me stumped. Thanks.

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    Re: 'Owner's' Name

    1) Click Start, Run
    2) Type regedit, click OK
    3) Click the + sign next to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows
    4) Click CurrentVersion
    5) Double-click Registered Owner in the right window
    6) Type in the new name and click OK

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    Re: 'Owner's' Name

    Hi, Cowboy -- once again you came through for me. Mom will be so pleased to have her very own computer. Thanks a million!

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    Re: 'Owner's' Name

    Any time I can be of help,,,and tell Mom Cowboy said Hi.

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    Re: 'Owner's' Name

    Now I have another question, same subject. I thought by changing the registered owner's name, the "Log Off" sign in the start panel would change also. I would really like to have it disappear altogether because I don't want mom to click on it by accident. I have never used it to log on or off because only I use (used) the computer. I am just checking page 662 of the "Mother..98" book, about getting rid of the logon screen (I don't have it now, never used it), but don't know if that'll do it.

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    Re: 'Owner's' Name

    Try this suggestion. Also as a side note, you might search for and delete any *.pwl files you find as these can store info about certain areas of DUN and other areas.

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    Re: 'Owner's' Name

    I found this solution here

    To remove the "Log Off user" entry from your Start menu:

    Start the Registry Editor
    Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Policies Explorer
    Right-click an open area in the right pane and select New > DWORD Value
    Name it NoLogOff
    Double-click this entry and add the value 1
    Exit RegEdit and restart Windows

    Hope it works (inserted all care & no responsibility clause implied <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> )

    Alan

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    Re: 'Owner's' Name

    Thanks to all of you. It worked, of course. Mom will be so pleased. I had forgotten about Annoyances.org -- thanks for the link, and all the help.

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