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How to Change Name and Company Information After You Install Windows XP
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This article discusses how to change your name and company information after you install Microsoft Windows XP.
When you install Windows, Setup requests that you enter your name, and optionally, the organization name. This registration information is displayed under Registered to in the General tab of System when you click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
To have us change your name and company information after Windows is installed on your computer for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
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To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Click Run in the File Download dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
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Then, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Let me fix it myselfTo change your name and company information after Windows is installed on your computer, follow these steps:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
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For additional information about installing Windows XP, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/286463/EN-US/ )Release Notes for Windows XP Setup Contained in the Pro.txt File
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306824/EN-US/ )Release Notes for Windows XP Setup Contained in the Home.txt File