With Windows 10, you no longer have the option of specifying the registered owner and the organization name during the installation process. However, you can change it. This quick and easy guide will show you how to change the registered owner and organization info in Windows 10.
When Windows 10 is installed and activated, it stores the person’s name to which it is licensed or whoever owns the computer. When you type winver into the Run prompt, you will get a statement from the computer. It will say — The product is licensed under the Microsoft Software License Terms to the OEM or Windows User.
Change Registered Owner & Organization info in Windows 10
You can change the registered owner and organization information by following these two methods:
- Windows Ultimate Tweaker
- Registry editing.
It is much more comfortable to use the first option. Let’s follow them one by one.
1] Windows Ultimate Tweaker
Windows Ultimate Tweaker is a free portable software application with a variety of tweaks not easily accessible from Windows settings. Follow these steps to change registered owner in windows:
Download, and open the Ultimate Windows Tweaker. Go to Additional Tab, and click on the Edit OEM Information. It will open a pop-up window where you can change the following:
- Support URL, Phone, and Hours
- Registered Owner and Organization information.
Make the changes and click on the OK button. If you don’t see the changes, restart your computer.
2] Change Registered Owner using Registry editing
When installing Windows 10, you are usually required to enter an Owner Name, Organization Name, or Company Name. This step is usually skipped most of the time. Follow these steps to now change registered owner:
- Press the Win + R key to open the
- Type regedit into Run prompt > Click OK to open Registry Editor.
- Navigate to the following registry path –
- On the right side, locate the key RegisteredOrganization, RegisteredOwner.
- Double click on the key to edit.
- Now type preferred name > Click OK to save changes.
Once the process is complete, you may close the Registry Editor.
While it is not significant but is heavily used in Enterprise for their audit purpose; and signifies that the computer belongs to the company and is licensed. Any user with administrator power can change it. IT admins usually configure it when installing Windows on multiple computers through the configuration used for the deployment tool or batch script.
I hope these methods will help you change the Registered Owner and Organisation Info in Windows 10. Keep the file in a safe location.