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Changing Your Company Name in Windows XP

When you setup win­dows on a com­puter, you can type in the name of your com­pany along with your name.  If you do this, then your com­pany name is auto­mat­i­cally filled in when you install soft­ware.  The prob­lem comes in when you change the name of your com­pany.  As a small busi­ness per­son, we fre­quently start out with one com­pany name and then either cre­ate an LLC or cor­po­ra­tion and then change the name.  Here’s how you fix the name in Win­dows XP.

The post from microsoft shows you how.  Note that this is a reg­istry changes, so be sure to backup your reg­istry first!  You will basi­cally just edit the Reg­is­tered Owner key under­neath the Win­dows reg­istry.  Type in a new name and voila!  Finished!

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by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
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