How To Add Login Legal Notice Using The Registry In Windows

Posted by Regedit | Posted in Registry Edits | Posted on 23-08-2014-05-2008

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legal-noticeHow to add a legal notice for users logging into your PC using the Windows registry (regedit.exe).

Adding a legal notice can be useful if there are multiple users logging into the same PC and you need them to understand any policies or rules before logging in.

Adding the legal notice using the Windows registry:

Before making any changes to the registry, it is always recommend making a backup first!

Open regedit.exe located in C:\Windows. You can also just type “regedit” in the “Run” menu in the Start menu to open regedit.exe.

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

In the right pane find the following two strings:

LegalNoticeCaption

LegalNoticeText

LegalNoticeCaption is the window caption that will be displayed.

LegalNoticeText is the message that will be in the window that you want to display before logging into Windows.

That’s it!

Change Owner Name In Registry

Posted by Regedit | Posted in Registry Edits | Posted on 22-05-2010-05-2008

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How to change the registered owner name and company on a Windows PC using the Windows registry

Did you purchase a computer secondhand/used and in System Properties it show the previous owners name and company?

To find out what the owner name and company name that is registered for your Windows PC, just right-click “My Computer” on your desktop, then click “Properties”. The System Properties window will open and it will be listed under “Registered To:”.

If the owner name and/or company listed is incorrect or you just want to change it, doing so is easy to do using the Windows registry.

Changing the Registered Owner Name or Company name:

Before making any changes to the registry, it is always recommened to make a backup first!

Open regedit.exe located in C:\Windows. You can also just type “regedit” in the “Run” menu in the Start menu to open regedit.exe.

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

In the right pane find the following two strings:

RegisteredOrganization

RegisteredOwner

You open each and change the value to the names you like or you can leave them blank.

After making the changes you can open the System Properties again and see the changes you made: Right-click “My Computer”, then click “Properties”.

That’s it!