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  1. Need help modifying system information on Windows XP

    I have just purchased a "refurbished" PC running Windows XP Home
    Edition, Service Pack 2

    So far the machine works great !! It is far more powerful and better
    equipped than my old PC !!

    One thing I would like to be able to do is to be able to modify certain
    pieces of system information. The information that I would like to be
    able to modify is to be able to modify some of the information that is
    normally entered when you install the operating system. Specifically I
    would like to be able to modify the name, not the account name, but
    rather the name that you would see when you run the "System" control
    panel and look under the "General" tab and see the name to which the
    system is registered. I also would like to change the value of the
    "Company" (or is it refered to as the Organization ?) field.

    You see my problem is that I am attempting to register a piece of
    shareware using the registration key I obtained quite some time ago but
    the registration process is failing because the registration key is
    based on my name and the "name" of my PC is "John Doe" !!

    Is it possible to change the value of the "name" which shows up under
    the "General" tab of the "System" control panel ? ALso is it possible to
    change the value of the "company/organization" data ?

  2. Re: Need help modifying system information on Windows XP

    surfer dude wrote:
    > You see my problem is that I am attempting to register a piece of
    > shareware using the registration key I obtained quite some time ago but
    > the registration process is failing because the registration key is
    > based on my name and the "name" of my PC is "John Doe" !!
    >
    > Is it possible to change the value of the "name" which shows up under
    > the "General" tab of the "System" control panel ? ALso is it possible to
    > change the value of the "company/organization" data ?


    Just find a crack -- a keygen or some such. Registration schemes that
    make it difficult to move the software to a new machine are
    illegitimate; besides, if you've already paid there's nothing morally
    questionable at all about cracking it.
    --
    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html
    Palladium? Trusted Computing? DRM? Microsoft? Sauron.
    "One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them
    One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."


  3. Re: Need help modifying system information on Windows XP


    Search the registry for "John Doe" and change it to whatever you want.

    surfer dude wrote:
    >
    > You see my problem is that I am attempting to register a piece of
    > shareware using the registration key I obtained quite some time ago but
    > the registration process is failing because the registration key is
    > based on my name and the "name" of my PC is "John Doe" !!


    --
    Mike Walsh
    West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

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