How to Change Name and Company Information After You Install Windows XP

When you install Windows, Setup requests that you enter your name, and optional…

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 change your name and company information after Windows is installed on your computer, follow these steps:

1.  Click Start, and then click Run.

2.  In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

3.  Locate the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

4.  To change the company name, do the following:

In the right pane, double-click RegisteredOrganization. Under Value data, type the name that you want, and then click OK.

5.  To change the name of the registered owner, do the following:

In the right pane, double-click RegisteredOwner. UnderValue data, type the name that you want, and then click OK.

6.  Click Exit on the File menu to quit Registry Editor.

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: 322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Server 2008 R2 Repair – Bootmgr missing

You will need a Windows 7 x64 DVD.

  1. Boot from your Windows 7  DVD.
  2. Repair
  3. Command Prompt
  4. rename c:\boot\BCD bcd.old
  5. Restart your computer
  6. Boot from the DVD and do a repair.
  7. It should repair automatically.
  8. Repeat this process until it finds nothing else wrong.
  9. Complete! the server should now boot.

Note: This will only work with Server 2008 R2.

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