Instead of the default username or email address, you can change the registered owner and organization in Windows to display personalized information. Here’s how.
After installing Windows, it will automatically set the default registered owner and organization for your machine based on your username, email address, and organization name. The registered owner and organization can be seen in the “About Windows” application.
If you’re logged in to your Microsoft account, Windows will display your email address as the registered owner’s name. Otherwise, your username shows as the name of the registered owner. The organization information is blank for home users.
For the most part, the default information is good enough. However, there might be situations where you need to show accurate information for the registered owner and organization. For example, some business, professional, or industrial applications might use the default registered owner and organization information to register or run the software.
The good news is that you can easily update the registered owner and organization information in Windows. All you have to do is modify a couple of registry values, and you are done.
So, without further ado, let me guide you through the steps.
The steps below work the same in Windows 10 and 11.
Back up the registry before making changes. The backup helps in restoring the registry if something goes wrong.
Change registered owner and organization info
To modify the registered owner and organization, you must alter a couple of registry values. So, create a registry backup and follow the below steps to get the job done.
- Press the “Start” key on the taskbar.
- Search and open “Registry Editor.”
- Go to the following folder. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
- Double-click the “RegisteredOwner” value.
- Type the name of your choice.
- Press the “Ok” button.
- Double-click the “RegisteredOrganization” value.
- Type the org name of your choice.
- Press the “Ok” button.
- Close the Registry Editor.
- Reboot Windows.
- With that, you have successfully changed the registered owner and organization.
Steps with more details:
To start, launch the Windows Registry Editor. You can either use the Run command “regedit” (Win + R) or search for “Registry Editor” in the Start menu.
After launching the Registry Editor, navigate to the “CurrentVersion” folder under the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” folder. To make things easier, copy and paste the path below into the address box and hit “Enter.” It will open the CurrentVersion folder.
Now, see if you can find the “RegisteredOwner” and “RegisteredOrganization” values on the right panels. If you can, skip the next two steps. If you cannot, create them as follows.
Right-click the “CurrentVersion” folder and select “New -> String value.” Set the value name as “RegisteredOwner.”
Right-click the “CurrentVersion” folder and select “New -> String value.” Set the value name as “RegisteredOrganization.”
Double-click the “RegisteredOwner” value. Type the name of your choice in the “Value Data” field and press the “Ok” button.
Double-click the “RegisteredOrganization” value. Type the organization name of your choice in the “Value Data” field and press the “Ok” button. If needed, you can leave this value empty.
Finally, exit the Registry Editor and, if necessary, restart the machine.
That completes the process of changing the registered owner and organization in Windows 11 and 10.
To check, press “Win + R” to open the Run dialog box, type “winver,” and hit “Ok.” You should be able to see the new owners and organization’s names.
That is all. It is that simple to update the registered organization and owner in Windows 10 and 11.
I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.
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