How to Change the Registered Owner in Windows (3 ways)

You can change the registered owner in Windows using a lot of different methods but I will quote 3 most effective and safe ways to change the registered owner name in Windows.

You can see the registered owner of the computer in Windows by pressing Windows Key + Pause/Break or by right clicking Computer and going to Properties.

1- Windows Registry

Windows stores every bit of information in the Windows Registry. Windows Registry can be accessed by going to Run -> Regedit. This will open the Registry Editor. If you are not comfortable with the registry editor, you can try out Registry Shell Extension to access Registry from Windows Explorer. Follow the steps below to change the registered owner from Registry.

  • Open Registry Editor by going to Run -> regedit
  • Go to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion
  • Find RegisteredOwner from the right hand pane, double click it and change the name to the one you want.

2- Microsoft Fixit

Microsoft has provided an automated fix for resolution to this problem. You can download the automated FixIt tool from below, just run it and change the registered owner of the computer. Please note that this fix may not work with Windows 7. It ran successfully on my Windows XP computer.

Microsoft Fix it 50560

3- EMCO OS License Modifier

Along with a lot of other functions, EMCO OS License Modifier can change the registered owner and the registered organization in Windows. You can download the software from below location:

Download EMCO OS License Modifier