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changing ownership on an acer laptop


giafin

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Hi, all.

I would like to give as a present to a realative of mine an acer laptop purchased last year (os: windows 7). I have tried to change ownership from me to him but it is not working totally. I have changed name of laptop's account & on the registry. My my name still pops up. As an added complication, when i start i'm logged in as a temporary user.

What else can i do to delete any reference to my name?

Many grateful thanks to all responders

Giacinto

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mgmcc

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Dis you create a new Administrator account and then use that to delete your existing Administrator account?

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gengiscant

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Reinstall Windows 7 is a certain way.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Start/Run/Regedit HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion in the left pane.

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

To change the name of the registered owner, In the right pane, double-click RegisteredOwner. Under "Value data", type the name that you want, and then click OK/Exit

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buteman

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I changed the ownership of my W/7 computer a few months back using Fruit Bat /\0/\ fix.so I would follow that if I were you.

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