Correct Your Identity

Correct Your Identity

Does your PC know who you are--really? Make sure that 
Windows has your name and company information 
correct,(or whatever your definition of 'correct' is) because 
many applications automatically pick up this info when 
you install them. In the registry, find the key called 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MS Setup (ACME)\User Info 
in the values DefName and DefCompany. Change these to
 reflect the correct information. 

While you're at it, make sure that your name and company 
name appear correct in the rest of Windows. If you bought 
your PC with Windows preinstalled, the value may say 
something like ValuedCustomer. To check, start 
Windows Explorer, click on Help, About Windows. Navigate 
to the Registry key 
and change the values called RegisteredOwner and RegisteredOrganization.
 (In NT and XP, look at the key \Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.) 

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