Change Owner Name In Registry

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:



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!