Registered user name

  Munchkin 20:38 11 May 05
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I've been clearing out my old computer in preparation for handing it on to a family relative and want to remove all trace of personal information on the hard drive. My name appears as the registered owner of the computer and also on the "log off" prompt from the start button. Is this permanently encrypted on the hard drive, or can it be changed ?

  Diodorus Siculus 20:47 11 May 05

What opearating system?

click here
Windows XP: Change user name in "Documents and Settings"

Why not reinstall the OS from scratch anyway by way of general housekeeping?

  Diodorus Siculus 20:56 11 May 05

click here towards bottom for win98

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